“My message to our fans is that we are doing everything in our power to make sure that Arsenal can challenge for trophies next year.” said Mr. Gazidis.
In an extensive interview with Arsenal.com he spoke about the rollercoaster season and praised the fans and staff for pulling together in difficult times. He also acknowledged that the loss of Fabregas and Nasri, along with Jack Wilshere’s injury were the major factors in Arsenal’s struggle.
He went on to claim that other clubs would have buckled under the pressure that Arsenal were under but the strength and unity of all Gunners got the team back into a creditable third place finish.
“But none of this is cause for popping Champagne corks at Arsenal. We want to win things.”
On the Robin van Persie affair he would say very little as there is an agreement between Arsenal and the Dutch striker that nothing will be discussed until after Euro 2012. He did say that Arsenal were looking to do more business in the transfer market.
“But I would say that an even bigger overriding priority is to make sure that we get the right pieces in place.”
Gooners would agree that we need quality additions, not just additions but they do not come cheap. Gazidis needs to back up his words with investment. He talked of the commercial aspect of Arsenal as they expand their global markets and promised that all revenue would be channeled back into the club.
It all sounds good but we have heard this sort of thing before. Action speaks louder than words.