Gazidis tells AGM Arsenal will compete-in TWO years

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.

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81 thoughts on “Gazidis tells AGM Arsenal will compete-in TWO years

  1. tintin afc

    HOW DOES ARSENE FEEL KNOW. THEM THREE CLOWNS WANT TO BLAME HIM FOR EVERYTHING. YET IT IS DOES PEOPLE THAT SORT OUT CONTRACTS ETC ETC. WENGER SHUD HAVE GONE WHEN DAVID DEIN LEFT. DEIN WAS WENGERS ALLIE. KNOW HE AIN’T GOT NO TO BACK HIM UP

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  2. Gunner

    How long r they going to say the same thing…..every year Gazidis and Hill sprout the same nonsense…..three years ago it was two year plan and now three years later it is again two year plan……what this fuckin board want is to fill their own pockets..

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  3. GOONERGETYA

    I wish this blip would soon end Mr Wenger it has been going on now for 6/7 years !!!!! Another statement made to save there own ass’s i wish they would all f_ck off

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  4. jimi

    As we know spending money wont guarantee you success. Manchester City is the definite proof. although they have won the league last year, you cant say their success for the long term future is taken for granted.
    But the problem in Arsenal is something else. Wenger is too stubborn and wont change his policy and you just cant bend him. You must spend big money on certain players occasionally like Manchester United are doing (Rooney, Pussy, Berbatov) especially when you are a big club and youre fans expect from the team to compete.
    I clearly dont know much about big money bussiness but sometimes you just dont realize some simple things, do the management and wenger prefer to see the team losing season by season just to save money to fill their filthy pockets?
    secong issue is the lies that they are trying to keep selling us. they always claim that Arsenal are ambitious but we know their target is finishing in 3-4 position.
    at least come out and say the truth so the fans wont raise their expectations.

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  5. Oguntuase Amos

    All the big teams are having blips and supposedly small teams are not taking things for granted. Does it implies that they are all in crisis?. Periods like this are not unusual in football. Patience is still the answer but fans who cannot have patience can do one of these alternatives; to ship out and support other clubs or to commit suicide. As for me I will support the club come rain come fire, this is the ultimate test of a true fan and at the same time I will give constructive advice without abusing people or calling them names. We must never become delinquent in the name of freedom of speech.

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  6. ted day

    BULL, we’re not gunna get top 4, therefore additional funds will be removed to support this clubs ridiculous wage structure. We’ll compete when we get a new board…

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  7. Gunnersince15

    So the pain is to go on for at least another two years? If your not a committed fan of the club, then that might be OK but for me and thousands like me, another two years of hurt is not acceptable. After 7 years without a trophy, there is little for the fans to shout about and now we are clinging onto any shred of hope, will Gnarby or Eisfeld come good and reignite the little hope that there is any light, at the end of this very long tunnel. We all looked forward to the start of this season, believing that this would be the new dawn and to be fair, things started well. Now after two defeats on the trot, to teams we should have beaten and with poor uninspired displays, we are already ten points behind Chelski. The team has no depth and this has been our undoing, time and time again. Two years is a very long time and our patience is running very thin. I don’t feel I can wait until 2014/15

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  8. Amol

    Sorry
    but kroenke
    n gazidis are like politicians
    who’ll bluff before crowd n won’t do anything

    they’ll just give hope to the fans
    Hope may be comforting but Wht they give is false believe….

    N fans need to save the club n wenger

    no more years shall be given to gazidis n hillwood

    this season if they don’t break their fucking system
    throw them out

    coz they’re running a football club like a factory

    where raw material(unknown players) are bought in
    then they’re processed and sold as goods(when developed).

    Profit!profit! Profit!!!

    Are they gonna stick the money up their ass

    if they don’t spend it
    stop fooling the fans
    stop fooling the people….

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  9. jiiith

    Finally when we have fund,we will be fighting to avoid relegation.

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  10. preeyex

    what the helll…just to wait…..that what arsenal is ….wait the payer get experiment…wait for money….but where is the money……in your dammm assss

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  11. leo

    yeah in 2 years time our stupid endoresement deal with nike worth 7.5m a year & our shirt deal with emirates worth 6.5m a year will end but still we should spend now else if we miss out on top 4 we could go liverpool’s way top players will leave & no player will ever want to join us spend big on atleast 1 player like llorente/falcao anybody

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  12. Sergio

    Wenger should catch a wake-up.His forever putting faith in players,that dissapoint on the field or leave for other teams and the less said about the board the better.

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  13. leo

    the only way we can win is by spending big we need usmanov now don’t talk about city who lost yesterday their problem is that mancini is clueless with his signings wenger will sign smart & get the results + keep hold of star players

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  14. vish Puro

    Wait another 2 years, and then when its realised that the FFP still hasn’t come into strict enforcement , we’ll be told to wait for another two years. Sick of the stalling tactics. Something needs to be done!! CHANGES NEED TO HAPPEN NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!

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  15. Kobi

    The stadium yesterday was stunned. No passion no effort no fight. That was the first time I left the stadium early! Cant even be pissed.

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  16. Gunnerineverylife

    We should protest and oust this board if we want Arsenal to compete for trophies again.Wenger is helpless in this situation.Even if we sack him and bring another manager it will still remain the same because board wont give him any money.Board was saying money was available for Wenger to spend,so why in the world do we have to wait for two years again?This board is not going to do anything.If we want to compete again we must get rid of these clowns.Even though he makes some awkward tactical decisions sometimes,Wenger has done a brilliant job in keeping us in top four.And the protest must be done now,because if we wait until end of the season I wonder how many other players get tired of our ambitionless board and if other clubs come knocking at their door they will certainly go.

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  17. true goon

    we need to get this board out,their taking the easy route out taking about balancing books like a football club is like a normal business,if football was a normal business Arsenal would be broke cos they havent satisfied their customers for at least 5 years.i’m not saying they should do a Rangers,but they should look at the real big clubs,madrid,barca,utd,they dont go on about profit cos many of them are in debt, but its a manageable debt because those teams have massive revenues cos they remain competitive.
    The big issue for arsenal isn’t transfer fees,its the wages,we have the money to buy a falcao maybe 35-40m,but we woul not be able to pay his wages with our wage structure,and if we did this would mean others also getting pay rises.They must reform the wage structure now not in 2 years time when the big spenders have bought all the prize assets.
    Some people are saying that people like me are overreacting,but they only say that because they believed the squad was strong enough at the start of the season.people like me who really study the team know that it isn’t,thats why we’re so angry at wenger,because he’s missing things that most supporters can see i.e diaby getting injured.
    Wengers decision making has not really been 1st rate for a couple of seasons,manifesting itself last season in both games against utd.even if you exclude the 8-2 as a freak, what about taking of chamberlain instead of walcott against utd when we at 1-1,then admitting afterwards that he made a mistake

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  18. reddb10

    the only thing left to say
    Wenger
    Kroenke
    GAzidis
    Hill wood

    OUT OUT OUT

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  19. G-Force

    Someone commented on another article that Ar$ene should move to a “Director of Football” position at the club.

    IF that happens, he will just take his philosophies with him to that HIGHER position and nothing will change!! It is all political and he will work in tandem with the profit making mentality of the board and restrict the new manager. Ar$ene has to leave the club PERMANENTLY and the board has to change. Reforms are desperately needed at the club.

    IVAN GAZIDIS earned a bonus of over £669,000 and other benefits for good financial results. This is at the expense of the club selling off key players and not replacing them, which has caused the club to remain stagnant. This is prove enough that change is needed! God only knows how much bonus Ar$ene received!

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  20. Hass

    I think most of us can agree that it is not Wengers fault for the transfer dealings and funds being available, he has to sell before he buys. Them three tight men will always lie to people to make money.

    But the onfield problems and selection are Wengers fault. After the loss to Norwich were we didn’t score a single goal we bring in a DMF for yesterdays game and swap out a striker and shuffle players around who don’t play in those positions. I said the same thing last year as well, that Wenger fails to punish players by not dropping them if they are inconsistent.

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  21. Salvage

    @Oguntuase amos,

    You have no right to tell anyone to go commit suicide or to support another club. You dont love this club more than us. In fact, its because of the attitude of people like you that this club remains trophyless. We support the club always and for life but after reading such hogwash that the management has come out to say( as they have been saying(lieing) for close to a decade now), and you still dont understand why people are angry and commenting, then you are the one to go get your bearings right..

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  22. vish Puro

    ”IN TWO YEARS TIME” THAT’S NOT GOING TO CONVINCE WILSHERE, OX, CARZOLA,VERAMALEN TO STAY. I’M SORRY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH THAT’S JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH. IF THEY’RE SO CONFIDENT THAT THINGS WILL BE GOOD IN TWO YEARS, WHY CAN’T KROENKE INVEST (EVEN LOAN) RIGHT NOW AND HELP WITH IMMEDIATE CASH FLOW AND GET HIS MONEY BACK IN A COUPLE OF YEARS. I’ll TELL YOU WHY- IT’S BECAUSE EVEN THEY HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT THE FFP THEMSELVES.THEY’RE JUST USING IT AS AN EXCUSE TO STALL OUR ADVANCES AND WILL CONTINUE TO MILK THE CLUB FOR AS LONG AS THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH IT. TO BASE YOUR LONG TERM STRATEGIC PLANS ON FACTORS OUTSIDE YOUR CONTROL, PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY MIGHT NOT EVEN MATERIALISE IS BAD GOVERNANCE!! PLAIN AND SIMPLE. THE CLUB HAS LOST THE RIGHT TO REQUEST PATIENCE AND WE MUST DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE CHANGE, OR WE’LL TALK ABOUT THE SAME EXACT THING IN TWO YEARS TIME, -BY THEN WE WOULD HAVE PROBABLY LOST MOST OF THE BEST PLAYERS. I’LL BE DAMNED IF WE LOSE WILSHERE OR CARZOLA. WE MUST ACT NOW!!!!!

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  23. con-kamp

    Okay,before any assumptions are made,I must start off by saying am a loyal arsenal fan,so any of you out there who might have itchy fingers to send me to another club after my comment,hold your fingers.
    We have watched our club sink from greatness to well,utter flat poor displays..I refer you to the last two games..yes,all teams have blips but let’s be real,we cdnt muster up a single decent shot on target in over 180min!!!!even while 1 goal down,there was no urgency…no nail bitting moments or shots off the cross bar from our team..
    I dnt see it getting any worse(loss to norwich)..so my remedy..we need to stop whining and come together as a unit..and do something extraordinary to wake up this fraud team masking as a board and poor manager!we cnt claim we are unhappy yet run back to the emirates to buy the most expensive tickets and most expensive chips!!!ofcourse these conmen will sleep comfortably because they clearly dnt give a rats ass about how we are unhappy at the AGM..
    I say its time we acted!!!boycott a game or something..I love the club and cnt take anymore of this,it bloody hurts..
    Its time to take action.

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  24. jamseyb

    In 2 years we can compete financially with the big clubs, i thought we were a big club and the word financially also dissapoints me. i want us to win trophies, i want us to stop selling our best players. i don’t want us to be the richest club in the world but cant win anything. Why did we need to sell song?
    im not saying do a city or p$g and buy everything but once in while buy the big players

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  25. NICKY HEALEY

    heard it all before !!!!!!!!! IS THERE ANY POINT TO THESE WASTE OF TIME AGMS,WERE ALL THE BOARD DO IS TALK RUBBISH AND LIE!!! BORED STIFF OF IT NOW JUST START BUYING SOME BIG PLAYERS,EVERYONE ELSE DOES

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  26. jiiith

    @kobi
    man stop going.only vacant seats can teach gazdis and co a lesn

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  27. ttfftf

    Arsenal NEEEEEEEEEEDDDDD to spend this coming window. We need a proven striker..AKA Radamel Falcao

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  28. anyass

    hello fellow member all i can say is that i have followed European football for quite some time now and i can finally say that Arsenal fans are the most stupidest fans i have ever learnt of excluding me. Please just answer me if this is Logic or not, How can i be paying the highest gate fee and yet gone trophy-less for 7years and i know is not the end 10 more years will come and yet still you stupid arsenal fans based in London are still purchasing the damn Ticket. or i guess you get your money on the ground thats why? how can i be going to the doctor that made me had Aids and yet still i will be going to him for cure….GOD damn how do you even suppose to win when Ramsey is playing…All arsenal fans are foooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooools Gazidis Archievement: Henry sold Helb sold Flamini Sold Fabregas Sold Nasir Sold Van Pussy sold Clichy sold Next inline Theo, Carzola, Ox and more are to come so fuck you ivan

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  29. PatLloyd

    arsenal is along term project not a one hit wonder. in two years time the emirates debt will be paid off, financial fair play rules will come into effect and our usual wealth of young talent will have matured. No other manager in the world would have managed to get into the champions league year in year out with the financial backing the board has given wenger. blame the board not wenger. The best signing we could make is getting Dein back

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  30. Lola

    Now this things are gonna happen in january.
    1.walcott sold
    2.bacary sagna sold
    (as they both knw our squad nt good enough)
    3.arsenal will sign any unheard striker who will need 10 years to develop.
    4.arsenal will sign a 8 year old infant rb.
    5.at last they will secure 4th place in league so fans will b happy lyk they have won the league!
    Pathetic every year.

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  31. mukund

    The three clowns sitting in the arsenal board peter dead wood, Robber Gazidis and Stupid Kroenke.

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  32. Asterix

    It’s always another two years

    It’s always financial fair play

    It’s always “we have the funds”

    If we saved the salaries of some of these c$nts we could have bought another decent player every year for the last 7

    Ticket prices go up, we quibble with our players over salaries and then give the c$nts huge increases every couple of years

    Wy don’t they behave like many of the CEO’s of big companies who take pay cuts when they don’t return decent profits (read: trophies)

    If they were such good businessman why don’t they realize how much more they will make if the team wins – from fans, from sponsors, from the ability to retain top players and from the ability to attract top top top talent

    They’re actually quite sh$te at both running a football club and running a business

    How come when we don’t spend, the funds don’t rollover to the next year – by now we should have £300mil to spend on transfers

    They obviously think that this is the dark ages and we are all the stupid c$nts that don’t understand anything

    Sure we support the team – but not the barbarians at the gate

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  33. Gigi

    we got a team to compete NOW, if Gazidis cant realize it then I AM worried….Maye its that sort of attitude that drains the good attitude from players…?

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  34. dude

    Hey old geezers kronke & hillwood , you can’t bring your millions to the grave with you rite ?

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  35. Gooner#10

    there is a simple solution to make our voices heard.boycott matches..do it soon.the sooner that gets done the better for the club.i will be watching the next game on t.v. I certainly hope my fellow gooners will do the same

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  36. pekir

    He forgot to explain why and how exactly Arsenal will be able to compete in 2014
    I mean what will be the difference?
    Their aim was always about making money so why would they change that?

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  37. Bouba

    I want this Blip to go on, so we might able to see some changes…
    I would not mind if we had to loose to QPR, Reading, Man U and Schalke again…

    We would be in a total crisis and we night see some clear turn arounds…

    If we qualify for the CL again, we will have the same rubbish coming at us.

    Wenger said today ( along with those idiots Gazidis and Kreonke ) it was more important to qualify for the CL then winning trophies…!!! You would assume that the statement was made with the ambition that we were trying to win the CL.
    When asked, he could not answer… The shareholder then, concluded loudly that only the finance aspect was important and they should be telling the fans as a fair route …

    The only people who can change something are the fans… As long as we have 50 to 60,000 people going to the stadium and deluded fools branding ” IN Wenger we trust ” nothing will change.

    Arsenal is not a top club, at least sportively and we are more and more the invaded by average and less then average players.

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  38. Bouba

    Gazidis was rewarded a £600,000 bonus!! Can someone tell me why??

    The managing director of Man City received a bonus of £576,000. I can understand the reward because they won the league.

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  39. craig2500

    So Arsenal fans need to pick another sport to watch for the next two years then come back in 2015. Until then we will stop paying for tickets,shirts, Merchandise and anything else that wastes our money on this club?????

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  40. craig2500

    People will never boycott the club the seats are usually corporate on Prem days so even if we wanted too you couldnt make it look empty UNLESS all Arsenal fans made a pact to avoid League Cup home games which are usually games fans that cant afford season tickets or prem games get their hands on, plus who wants to watch the league cup anyway these days after we threw the final. ANYONE INTERESTED IN MAKING A STANCE????

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  41. Alex

    ERM what happened to the 50mil ‘treasure trove’ he talked about half a year ago. I keep saying this over and over but look at the money from fabregas and nasri we could of easy got say goetze or neymar for that. How much of it do you recon went on lobster dinners, yachts and expensive hookers for mr Gadizs?

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  42. Gunnerineverylife

    Stop attending the matches.Hit the f*ckers where it hurts. THEIR POCKETS.

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  43. George

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  44. Arsenal faithful

    Ladies and gents, all these posts over here will mean nothing if we don’t perform some active step to showing our disappointment and anger towards those responsible. For years now I’ve been hearing how angry we are for not winning anything.
    This is very simple, there’s a fix to this that can be a catalyst to moving into the right direction.
    FOR THE FANS IN ENGLAND, DON’T GO TO THE MATCHES OR PERFORM A STRIKE AT THE STADIUM.
    FOR THOSE INSIDE THE STADIUM, CREATE BANNERS SAYING WE WANT THE BOARD OUT OR WE WANT NEW OWNERSHIP.
    All this talk here in various websites wil mean nothing. Unfortunately I am sitting in North America and can’t do nothing, but had I been in London, I can honestly say I would’ve attempted to organize a strike or march or whatever, even if I was carrying that banner by myself. It takes one voice to be heard for a change to take place… Just imagine the effect if there were more than one person.
    It is not difficult to contact the media and inform them of the marching plans, it is not difficult to start a protest…
    By the looks of things the only difficulty is the lack of action by our fans in England.
    I will die being an arsenal fan, but I won’t die not being heard.
    I hope this does not fall onto dead ears…
    Oh and for those who doubts my love for this club, I’ve been around even before wenger was here.
    Gunner for life

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  45. Lawrence gf

    Yet another insipid, inane and dumb statement from the king of crap talk himself.

    To catalogue and discuss all his bull would be a waste of words.

    However this statement is so stupid on so many levels that one cannot but wonder

    What this fool was thinking. That all the other clubs are going to remain static and

    Wait for Arsenal to catch up? That Messi or Benzema might he attracted by the

    prospect of playing for a directionless team?

    Wot a chump.

    Arsenal see their supporters as £ signs, plain and simple.

    As for Wenger…

    Lost and confused.

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  46. arsenal faithful

    Ladies and gents, all these posts over here will mean nothing if we don’t perform some active step to showing our disappointment and anger towards those responsible. For years now I’ve been hearing how angry we are for not winning anything.
    This is very simple, there’s a fix to this that can be a catalyst to moving into the right direction.
    FOR THE FANS IN ENGLAND, DON’T GO TO THE MATCHES OR PERFORM A STRIKE AT THE STADIUM.
    FOR THOSE INSIDE THE STADIUM, CREATE BANNERS SAYING WE WANT THE BOARD OUT OR WE WANT NEW OWNERSHIP.
    All this talk here in various websites wil mean nothing. Unfortunately I am sitting in North America and can’t do nothing, but had I been in London, I can honestly say I would’ve attempted to organize a strike or march or whatever, even if I was carrying that banner by myself. It takes one voice to be heard for a change to take place… Just imagine the effect if there were more than one person.
    It is not difficult to contact the media and inform them of the marching plans, it is not difficult to start a protest…
    By the looks of things the only difficulty is the lack of action by our fans in England.
    I will die being an arsenal fan, but I won’t die not being heard.
    I hope this does not fall onto dead ears…
    Oh and for those who doubts my love for this club, I’ve been around even before wenger was here.
    Gunner for life

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  47. villa123

    of the topic! i would like administrator of dis site to write an article on how we can change our board members! i want to know if we fans can do anything that will lead to change in board room! i think its time for new ceo and other board staffs to come in! stan kroenke should hand over arsenal to alisher usmanov. people say usmanov has criminal past. but does it really matters? for me what really matter is he is freaking rich and ready to spend as much as our manager will demand. he wont run arsenal for his own profit coz i think he is too rich to see our club as any profit! so please admin.. write an article on it and suggest us(fans) how we can revolutionize our club.
    -thanking you
    arsenal forever!!!

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  48. bob

    In two years time will we be in the top 4? ….every year we get worse than the year before because of the way the club is run so I can see the club being able to attract top players when they are not in the top 4….yes some might say the club has a history…they are a top club etc…..so that is what will or might attract the players…..but the club will (and have) a history or their is the perception that the cub has no ambition because they sell their best players, why?…because they can not hold on to them(unlike other big clubs)..they buy young and cheap with the intension of developing players so that they can then sell them on for profit…so future players (and their agents who are looking for the best deal for them to make the most money) who they might what to bring to the club will not want to come to a club like that. Look at a club like Liverpool they may be out of the top for but they show that they are willing to spend money that they have ambition…so when you are(a player a agent) form the outside looking in which club are they more likely to choose.
    So in two years time, it will be too late.

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  49. DwayneW

    No accountability. At any other club people would be getting fired. At Arsenal people are getting huge bonuses for selling our best players to our rivals as long as the price is right. I think the fans should stay away from the Emirates and let the vampires starve to death

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  50. KickuPtheArsene

    F#*k ME!!!! Why doesn’t he just tell us to pull our pants down and grab our ankles while he shafts us all. £2000 a season ticket! We should all just say “we will not buy our season tickets for two years till you get your sh!t together”. That is the lamest excuse so far. F#%k ME!!!!! Aaahhh!!!!

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  51. Moses

    Our team just isn’t good enough to realistically compete for the champions league, or the premiership title.

    3rd or 4th should be our floor, but actually it’s our ceiling. They may say Wenger has the money to spend on a quality player if he chooses, but it isn’t Wenger who sets the wage limit now is it? It’s pointless thinking about signing a 30m player if you can’t pay the wages he’d ask for because your club policy won’t let you.

    A lot of the player in our team wouldn’t sniff playing time at clubs like Chelsea, City or Utd. Ramsey would be a chump there, Santos would be in their reserves.

    We don’t have the class of players that we used to, we don’t have match winners like RVP or Henry, or Fabregas anymore, because we can’t afford players of that quality.

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  52. schizznit

    so if wenger goes, who will replace him, huh?
    Even if Pep does not want to take over Arsenal, who will?

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  53. matthew

    Feel sorry for the board, management, fanz out there all over the world. Most of all I feel sorry for stuborn werger and his stupid policy. He should be ashame of his self as a manager who has not won any trophy for more than 9 yrs

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  54. kimbono

    y dint any1 throw a fukn rock at gazidis head??
    whens the next meeting?
    im willing to do jail time, had enough if this shytttt

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  55. Arsene Ocran

    We have suffered 8yrs trophy drought and gazidis is now telling us to wait two more years.fans in england should boycot going for matches.gazidis and co should hand oh over to those capable of managing the affairs of arsenal cos they’ve shown their incompetence.spend money now!!! Wake up Wenger cos in u we trust

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  56. KickuPtheArsene

    Here’s a though –
    Profit = revenue
    Market share = fans
    Efficiency = silverware
    Players = assets

    If the above is the case, we are making a profit because we sell our assets, our efficiency is a joke, and we are on our way to losing market share.
    No market share, no profit.
    Not assets, not way of making profit.
    Or
    Buy better assets, to increase efficiency, so that profit is made, and market share grows.

    Freak, even I seem to understand this business better than the jokers running it! (And I admit I know bugger all about running a business the size of AFC … That says a lot!)

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  57. AndrewArsenal

    this is gonna sound controversial but wenger should state that all the crap must be quit or he would quit. wenger is arsenal. he is the most loyal person at the club and he dosent want to fill his pockets and is after ambition not money as he constantly turns down the top clubs. i reckon any club in the world would fire their manager to get wenger.

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  58. Alex

    Wenger ain’t the main problem this greedy motherf**king board need to go. They are completely destroying this club we love. I know this is gonna sound bad but I hope things get worse because we will never see change if we continue this way. We need to drive this board out of their positions. I am asking all fans to join together and get them out. Fans in London protest strike, do whatever you can. To the other fans make facebook pages anything just get the word out that we want these guys out

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  59. Frank

    We will be lucky to make the top 7 the way we are playing. Enjoy Champions League this term because we won’t be there next year. I just hope we get lucky and win the F.A Cup or Capital Cup otherwise it’s 8 straight years of sweet f$&k all.

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  60. Rob

    THE BOARD THINKS ARSENAL FAITHFULS ARE FOOLS AND IGNORANTS. GIVE EM SOME LAME POLITRICKS THEY SURE SHOULD COME DOWN AND BELEIVE ON US AGAIN AS USUAL .

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  61. Rob

    I M STAYING HOME NO MORE EMIRATES I LL GO BACK IN 2015 WHN FFP IS FULLY ENFORCED AND WORKING

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  62. Rob

    2 more year of pocket fillings for board and management, it is a clear stament that forget this season Again!!!

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  63. Me

    Walcott learns from the best, that’s why he wants more money. Same with that Na$ri scum, and the crooked Dutchman and pretty much everyone else that went to Shity

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  64. rocky

    2 years? Great, thanks for the heads up, that gives me plenty of time to organise the 10th anniversary party for our trophy drought.

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  65. Thosi Roy

    We just need to boycott matches, until they stop exploiting our loyalty & our pockets. See you in two years, Gazidis!

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  66. gonner4life

    I cant be reading wat dis fuckin ivain gazidis is saying wat is up with dis fools who calls them-self the ARSENAL Board.. Wel when Mr David Dein left all r problums started.. If it was’nt for him Stan keep all profits just for the board Kroenke would not be where he is today. Let me tell u something i love this proud club til i die if u dont want to help a us fans see our BLOVED ARSENAL compete for trophies than i no a man who can Usmanov wants in on the board he has already said let him join ??and wenger can spend big and keep r best players :)
    they wont let him in WHY? Just one more thing can dat man r chairmen Mr Hill-Wood please move over and let the true gooner DAVID DEIN take ur place and USMANOV backing the club and desperately putting trophies in the cabnit. COYG.

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