The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to learn from the past and finally make a change in the club’s mindset. According to the Frenchman, the same wise-spending values will remain the basic policies of the club, but this time he declared that the way Arsenal finish the season (more exactly the position they finish) will decide how much they will be ready to spend in order to win the Premiership trophy next season.
“What has not changed at all is our policy that we will be as ambitious as ever and spend the money we have available, if possible in an intelligent and a wise way.
“We have always spent money because we are ambitious for top-class players and if you look at the history of our last 15 years, we have always had top-class players.”
“There are two basic trophies for me that are the sign of the quality of a team, the Premier League and the Champions League.
“The Champions League is prestigious and it is half league and half cup. The teams who win this show real quality. All the rest of the trophies are important, but they do not really reflect the deep quality of a team.
“The championship does, and we want to win it. People forget we had a terrible start this season because we had injuries and transfers and after seven games we had lost four.
“But our ambition is intact to win the championship. It depends on how we finish the season to decide how much we need to buy to have a chance to win the championship next season.”
It’s about time Wenger took a stand and started to accept the idea that you need to spend money on top transfers in order to be able to fight at the highest level, and since the trophy drought has started at Arsenal we have to admit that the biggest problems were caused by losing our best players on a regular basis, and not replacing them.