It seems that every time the Arsenal executive, Ivan Gazidis, makes a statement he is asking for patience. The same thing happened today at the Annual General Meeting and there were some angry reactions from some of the people in attendance.
Gazidis claimed that Arsenal are on the brink of being able to compete financially with the biggest clubs in the world soon, but not quite yet. The meeting could not ghave come at a worse time for the board, after two of the most dismal performances we have seen from the Gunners in a long time.
Gazidis talked about the new Financial Fair Play rules and about Arsenal’s sound business model and insisted that the club used all of it’s money to further the team.
“In the next two years, we will have the financial resources to sit and compete among the leading clubs in the world, which is an extraordinary achievement.
“Financial success is relevant because it supports our football vision.
“The money we make is made available to our manager and he decides how to invest those funds.”
After trying to pass the blame on to Wenger and claiming, along with Stan Kroenke and Peter Hill-Wood, that they share the ambition of the Arsenal fans, there was heckling from angry shareholders and it was left to Wenger to calm them down.
The Frenchman declared that he has faith in his players and the current form is just a blip. He urged fans to have faith with the club despite understanding their dissatisfaction.
So don’t worry Gooners. We just have to wait a couple of years and we might be able to buy a player without selling another and we might even stop selling our best players to our rivals. If you believe the board, that is.