I know that it sounds like a stupid question, but what I mean is, what would we be prepared to sacrifice in order to get our hands on some silverware? If we had won the Carling cup, would that have kept the wolves (not the team) at bay for a while?
At the minute, nobody can compete with Man City, Chelsea and the PSG’s and Anzhi’s and Shanghai Shenhua’s when it comes to spending power. All I say is, give it a few years. These super rich folk see football clubs as their playthings, but they, like any other rich kid, soon get bored of their toys.
Chelsea, or rather Roman Abramovich, are spending money like a man with no pockets this summer, but do you think this would have happened if all they achieved was an FA cup and 6th in the league? The European crown was the only thing that Abramovich had not been able to buy so far and he was losing interest, FAST.
Don’t forget that Arsenal were within a whisker of winning the European cup against Barcelona not long ago. We were unlucky and Chelsea were lucky, oh well shit happens, but we will always be there or thereabouts. To be honest, I hope Man City win the CL next year and then we will see how much longevity means to their billionaire owners.
My cousin is a Nottingham Forest fan and he is constantly going on about their double European cup winning exploits, but would you rather be a Gunner, always in with a chance of top honours, or trying to get out of the Championship?
The only other teams who can compete with Arsenal, in terms of history, are Liverpool and Manchester United, and look what has happened to them. Be glad that you’re a Gooner.