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Wenger Clears Up Transfer Confusion

Wenger Clears Up Transfer Confusion

Arsenal fans everywhere are up in arms at the apparent lack of funds for incoming players this January, but if they took time out to study the comments coming out of Arsenal football club today (or easier still, just read Amos's article he published earier) they'd realise that's not actually the case.

Peter Hill-Wood, the Prince Phillip of Arsenal Football club, gave an interview in which he said,

'I don`t think there is a lot of money anywhere.'

'One has got to look ahead - in the future there is probably not going to be much more money coming in.'

'We have got money, but I am not sure we are going to spend a lot of it. We`ve got to continue to run the business in a sensible way. It may sound boring, but we are not going to rush out and spend fortunes on people who won`t help us achieve anything better than where we are at the moment.'

'Arsene has a lot of young, talented players at the club and I think he will probably give a chance to one or two of them.'

Whilst his comments tell no lies they are given in such a way that they are easily twisted and the red tops wasted no time in doing that and causing uproar in some sections of Arsenal's blogosphere (Seriously stop crying about ticket prices and bringing in superstars, you sound like a spoilt child - you know who you are), however, the more articulate Arsene Wenger has gone some way to straightening out Hill-Wood's mediocre efforts.

"We do have a specific budget. It is not as big as I have read in the newspapers but we will try to use it wisely and well if we can," said Wenger ahead of the FA Cup 3rd round clash against Plymouth.

"I still feel football will be hurt as much as anybody else in this economical crisis. At the moment, people are not conscious of what is facing us economically. It will certainly be more difficult because it was not long ago 1.40 and 1.50 [Euros to the pound] but now it is one to one. It is a big handicap for English football.'

"People still think we are in a bubble, but we will be hit like anybody else, I am convinced of that."

The Arsenal chairman always has the club's best interests at heart, however this time he managed to open a can of worms that didn't actually contain any worms, however people were too quick to read the label and run off screaming before they actually looked inside the tin.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Friday January 2 2009
Time: 6:30PM


02/01/2009 18:34:00
I read on F365 today that the reason PHW keeps talking to the Daily Star is because their Chief Sports Writer Brian Woolnough is the only journalist who actually has Hill Wood's phone number!
Little Dutch
02/01/2009 18:40:00
Why doesn't Hill-Wood change his number and give it to a more reputable rag then? The tool.
02/01/2009 18:44:00
Perhaps Hill-Wood just likes to wind up the Sun and the Mirror?
02/01/2009 18:54:00
Im guessing Danny Fizman is our Prince Harry?
02/01/2009 19:27:00
Lol Tom! Given his penchance for saying the wrong thing, I think you might be right!
02/01/2009 19:33:00
well we all know the media - snakes without tongues
02/01/2009 21:28:00
For what it is worth to the general discussion and IMO we are an extremely lucky club. We have without doubt the best Manager and the best Board in the EPL. I have read and continue to read nauseating tripe by the media and so called expert fans, to either buy buy buy or sack the Manager. I'm sure if we had bucket fulls of money 'The Boss' would probably have spent money to acquire a few more experienced players but we don't. The continuing debate how he should be sacked the Board sacked does nothing absolutely nothing for the club, and as a fan only helps to make me more despondent. The likes of Amos, who seems to be the only person who writes with any modicum of sense. We have talented writers such as LD but he even falls under the continuing clamor to buy buy buy. I am sure nearly all of the fans who contribute to this blog are true Arsenal fans, but come on stop flogging a dead horse. Try to contribute positive comments not negative one's.
03/01/2009 07:23:00
We are not under some kind of media spell and this is not a cult, if I feel as an arsenal fan that we need to strengthen in certain areas then vital is the place I choose to air my views. I respect your right to agree with everthing that arsene wenger does but its not how I'm going to follow the club. As long as when I get to the ground and give the boys 100% backing throughout the 90 minutes I see nothing wrong with debating what goes on at the club.
03/01/2009 09:35:00
There's no point in being positive for the sake of it, this is a place to give your opinions and we all have different ones. The only duty of the writers is to express those opinions as pbjectively and honestly as possible. My opinion is that this squad is in dire need of reinforcement, you may disagree and that's why we have a forum, so you can put your point across. I'm under no clamour, it's painfully obvious in my eyes we need players. The match programme and the club website will always provide the sunny side of life atArsenal, it's our job to reflect what we think as fans and I will only ever continue to say what Ithink, negative positive or otherwise. I would encourage anyone else to do the same.
Little Dutch
03/01/2009 09:49:00
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