Laudrup – Arsenal can’t compete with Chelsea Man United and City

The Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is preparing to face Arsenal at the Emirates today, but he doesn’t think that Arsene Wenger’s team has any chance of competing for the Premiership title against the Big Three of City, United and Chelsea.

In the pre-match conference Laudrup was asked if he thought that he was coming up against a team that could win the title, and he replied with an emphatic “No.”

“Not because they have dropped points but because I think the title is only between the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea, and at the moment the Manchester clubs have the advantage in terms of points and momentum.

“The Manchester sides are very strong, they win tough games. Look at Manchester City at Wigan. It was a difficult game, it was 0-0 for a long time, and then they get two goals and three points and head home.

“They are very solid and win games when they are not playing well.”

“There are a lot of teams who want to win, there are City, United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool, they all want to be up there, but there are only a certain amount of top, top players.

“It’s not only in England, it is the same in Europe where you have Barcelona, Real Madrid, AC Milan and Juventus.

“If we are talking about top, top players, Arsenal cannot buy the players that City, United, Chelsea, Real Madrid or Barcelona can buy.

“They have to do something else and I think Arsene Wenger has done great for many years trying to find players to make a good team.

“They have won titles but it is more difficult as the top three have more money, and when you have to buy two forward players who can make the difference, money is an issue. Money does not always win titles but it helps.”

But Michael, Arsenal DO have money, as the Board keeps telling us we are in the Top Five richest clubs in the world! The difference is that we don’t spend it…..

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32 thoughts on “Laudrup – Arsenal can’t compete with Chelsea Man United and City

  1. sheggs

    We can compete, its just certain people stoping us from being able to compete (the board). I guarantee you if we kept our best players over the years added to the good players we have now, people would be referring to as champions right now. Wenger policy only works if you keep the best players and add to them.

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  2. Tk

    See what the board and wenger turn arsenal into we really have to do something or things will just get worse

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  3. Dan

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  4. albanian gooner

    Well i suggest he keeps his mouth Shut and make sure his team dont get hammered today as for the rest we are the ones that should worry about Fc Arsenal not him

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  5. Polite_Gunner

    Somebody tell Laudrup that I will poke him with my walking stick if he continues poking his nose in other teams’ affairs; O’pe that mouth of yours will be zipped when we hammer you today at the Emirates.

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  6. ButtFlaps

    Maybe you too loud Mr Loudrups! You say to your own teams, SWANSEE! (Walshot huttricks)

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  7. AA23=LEGEND!

    we should all respect laudrop, he is a fantastic manager, i dont think what he said is rude either, because it is all true and he is not being arrogant or saying anything rude.

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  8. Jay

    I like the way afc fans get on the backs of external critics. We are arsenal with a great tradition and history,we dont deserve this mediocrity.

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  9. gunners

    I Like his comment, lets hope many other managers to comment like this until december 31., and fans boycotting games. This is what makes a club go forward. coz Arsenal use to be a feard club to play against, from manu to the bottom team, eg: Gerbinho, Ramsey, Chamackh, santos, squid, fabiansky can’t make it at the bench in the swansea team.

    we need to wake up and make this money making board spend, as there is a better money available by winning than making pay high ticket price for your own fans.

    arsenal need to get rid of 9 players and if they add 5 new players that are fast and can play our way, and promote players like eisfield and gnabry. we would be superior team, but right now we are using the same 15 players every game and if we lose a player or two, we are like qpr

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  10. gunner

    I Like his comment, lets hope many other managers to comment like this until december 31., and fans boycotting games. This is what makes a club go forward. coz Arsenal use to be a feard club to play against, from manu to the bottom team, eg: Gerbinho, Ramsey, Chamackh, santos, squid, fabiansky can’t make it at the bench in the swansea team.

    we need to wake up and make this money making board spend, as there is a better money available by winning than making pay high ticket price for your own fans.

    arsenal need to get rid of 9 players and if they add 5 new players that are fast and can play our way, and promote players like eisfield and gnabry. we would be superior team, but right now we are using the same 15 players every game and if we lose a player or two, we are like qpr,

    we need change, we have money now, we don’t need to wait 2 from now on,

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  11. Princely

    6goals in d swansea backnet and laudrup wul’d never in his life mention arsenal again wenever he does wul’d be with respect

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  12. Uche Edochie

    The truth hurts but everything he said is true. Arsenal is big in past reputation only. We have consistently sold our best players and replaced them with inferior players so what do you get? A team that has gradually become fulham and everton quality. You guys watched the fulham and everton games. Were we better than them? Of course not. The only thing we have going for us is that when we create chances, we have top strikers like podolski, walcot and giroud to put the ball in the net. But eveyrthing else about us is average. Our passing is not what it used to be, our players are less confident and our defence is just marginally better than before in patches. These are things that never mattered because we won third place by outscoring our opponents thanks to rvp. But he has gone now and we are stuck with these other guys. And podolski is not a winger. That is why he fades in games. He does not have the same offensive drive as walcot or ox.

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  13. gunner

    oh God
    why wenger, why ???
    Gervinho will start as ST.
    he cant f***ing shot, score, pass, dribble, cross, all he do is run run run run run run then if he is lucky he get in the box and if not he go out of the field running, he cant control air balls, and he is bad at heading.
    lets us hope he will have f***ing magic and play like h plays vs southampton.
    he was very good in that game but is is once in a year like summer

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  14. gunner

    oh God
    why wenger, why ???
    Gervinho will start as ST.
    he cant fucccccking shot, score, pass, dribble, cross, all he do is run run run run run run then if he is lucky he get in the box and if not he go out of the field running, he cant control air balls, and he is bad at heading.
    lets us hope he will have fuccccccking magic and play like h plays vs southampton.
    he was very good in that game but is is once in a year like summer

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  15. Bob Dylan

    I agree with him apart from the chelsea bit, chelsea are just a bad as us and they have no chance in winning the tittle, hence the reason why they are about to loose to west ham, and i will watch them loose happily because watchin city man u an expecially chelsea loose is the next best thing to watchin arsenal win

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  16. sheggs

    TH14 hit the nail on the head; no team fears us anymore cos they know they always have a chance against us. Sad but true I’m afraid

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  17. shinos

    f**k ff u nd today v will won d game nd make clear 4 points nd m sure dis match will b a nightmare for uu,,,,,,wenger please sign one difencive midfielder,,left back,,,nd a world class striker like edison cavani dat will be a great impact for us,,,COYG

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  18. jimi

    Chelsea and City have no identity but money. if a rich guy comes and takes over fulham for instance there won’t be any difference between them.
    But i won’t deny that Chelsea are in the right way to become a big club (champions league glory last season)
    and City are a new team so they will need few years.
    I think Arsenal can challenge if they stop selling their top players for a change, cuse if you like at Dortmund they dont possess the money that city have but they are very discipline and very organized team and also they have many talented local players.

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  19. That Gunner

    We have a manager whos more stubborn than a plucking rock!! I agree with Laudrup,we should forget about the title,stupid Wenger already cost us,am sick and tired of this ish now,IN ARSENE WE TRUST,but to be honest he has let me down for the last few seasons,our biggest mistake was letting our best players leave because apparently 120k a week is too much,I understand we live by merit and order which is FINE,but since we WONT spend any money,buy out contracts and increase the dam WAGE structure,even Liverfool players get payed higher than us,Wenger ur world renowned to transform players,you shouldnt even be breaking a dam sweat for ARSENAL,your the ONLY MANAGER who hasn’t won a trophy in years and can still attract the biggest names,but because a players worth 10 mil u wont go over it,but ur willing to bid 25 on a kid who we aint sure if he is top talent,Ive had enough,Wenger your time has COME,I dont care who DISLIKE THIS POST,ENOUGH IS ENOUGH,WE ARE FALLING BEHIND,CHELSHIT was NEVER as good as US,now they have quality in every position,Wenger do you not see that us FANS ARE HURTING!!! I WANT BACK MY OLD ARSENAL,normally I would just do this “Psshh!! its a mediocre team,Arsenal gonna thump them 5-0″ now these dam teams feel like they DESERVE to give talks to US..Wenger isnt RUTHLESS,hes a coach who is losing it!!

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  20. jermaine

    i hate how us fans are quick to point a finger at santos and ramsey as scape goats. the team is very new if u look at midfield and attack this is why we lack chemistry going forward buying loads wont solve anything we need a world class signing to lift and motivate the players. eg snidjer,kaka,falqao,neymar this gives em the message that their at the right club and will fight to win things thats what we lack

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  21. Johnno

    Don’t abuse him, he’s just telling it how it is. He’s saying what every realistic Arsenal fan should already know. We can’t compete for the PL title at the moment. We can’t compete with the money, transfer fees and wages the other three consistently pay. That’s just a fact. Money doesn’t just help win titles. Money does win titles. It’s be proven time and again in every nation and in every sport. They only comps where money alone cannot win you titles is competitions with a salary cap where every team has x amount of money to pay wages and absolutely no more. If they’re found to be over the cap the club is often stripped of any titles they may have win, cop relatively huge fines, people get sacked or suspended/banned. That’s the only way to have a universally fair competition. Like the NRL in Australia. A salary cap in place but no drafting system. The AFL has a salary cap and a drafting system whereby clubs are actually rewarded for finishing low in the ladder with high draft picks. Clubs tend to run in cycles of being down the bottom and build with high draft picks then reaching the top and when all their high pick players retire or whatever they fall back down – poor way to run a competition!! No incentive to finish higher on the ladder.

    So the only way to have a fair competition is for FIFA to introduce a salary cap system. If only UEFA did it, then players would run off to Brazil and Asia earlier and in bigger numbers. It’d be interesting to see clubs like Everton, Villa and Sunderland actually fighting for the title. At the moment, unless they’re brought out by a Man City-esqe owner that will never happen.

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