Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has attacked the clubs who choose to have a transfer policy which destroy football for all the other clubs according to the Frenchman. Clubs like City, Real Madrid or PSG transfer anything they set their eyes on and this seems unfair for Wenger.
“The financial difference between us and teams like City has become too big for us to keep the players for eight, nine, 10 years,” Wenger told The Sun.
“We lost Thierry Henry we lost Patrick Vieira. We lost other players before but they had played here for eight, nine years.
“But this is the first time we have lost players at an age where they start to produce, like Fabregas and Nasri, who were both 24 years old. That’s the time you start to become a football player. It was a blow, to me and to the club.
“You need to be brave to put a player in at 18-years-old and you need to make room for them, which means you not only need to stand up for the players you put in, but you also have to kick somebody out.
“Yet at the end of the day, when you sell a player, you cannot complain after because at some stage you say ‘Yes, we let him go’ as it is a decision where you have to do the right thing for the club. But it is always painful to lose players at 23 or 24.
“Gervinho has come in and we could have played him with Nasri in the middle but we were lucky to find Mikel Arteta.”
In all fairness the Frenchman is right and UEFA should hurry along with the Financial Fair Play rule because clubs like City are starting to destroy the beauty of football. Don’t you think so?