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A Bid For Hazard Dependant On CL Qualification?

A Bid For Hazard Dependant On CL Qualification?

It`s often been said that Arsene Wenger can be a little to tepid in the transfer market, opting to sign the more obscure player and moulding them in to an Arsenal player rather than paying the big bucks for the more renowned 'star`.

It`s a tactic that has worked brilliantly well for Wenger over the years, however the longer our current trophy drought continues the louder the call for Arsene to "spend some fucking money" grows.

In a rare break in apparent policy, the Arsenal manager has spoken publicly regarding a player he`d like to sign, and in a possible further breach of his own values (not really) it`s to talk about one of the so called 'star players` that we drool over so much.

Wenger has expressed his desire to bring Lille`s Eden Hazard to North London in an effort to produce our productivity.

There could be one minor stumbling block however and that`s Wenger`s insistence that a club should always make a hefty profit ever year.

'You should know that each season, it is imperative to show a profit of between fifteen and twenty million pounds, I would add that the purpose of a coach is to always buy at a price he sees fit." ESPN reported the Frenchman to say

'I really like him [Hazard] and, for several reasons: it's his creative power, his ability to mis-align the opponent, his vision of the game and his consummate skill to address the last pass which make him a very interesting player.

Hazard has what it takes to play for a top-level club, and Arsenal are a top-level club.'

The more sceptical amongst us might ponder that Arsene is simply paying us lip service, tell us what we want to hear about bringing in a seemingly top player whilst at the same time providing himself an immediate get out clause.

Qualifying for the Champions League for the 2012/13 season while not impossible is going to be an uphill task, and considering the massive amounts of revenue gained for simply getting to the group stages it would appear that the only way to achieve that figure would be to qualify for the competition.

There is of course already a rather large chunk (around £50 Million?) sat not burning a hole in Arsene`s pocket from the sale of Clichy, Nasri and Fabregas, so qualifying for the CL shouldn`t really matter should it? That said I`m not sure why the manger would broach the topic of profits before discussing a high profile signing otherwise.

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

Date:Tuesday February 7 2012
Time: 6:53AM


CL or no CL, it's never going to happen. Even if Arsene ponied up the money, why would he want to come here when other bigger clubs will want his services
07/02/2012 07:21:00
Well the original question was actually "A Bid for Hazard Dependant On CL Qualification?" not actually signing him :) If Wenger is doing all he can to sign top players then that's all we can ask. If.
07/02/2012 07:28:00
Are we back to the land of fantasy? There is not a hope in hell we will bid for Hazard as he will cost more that £3.50p. After all we have Denilson coming back from loan and he will be like a new signing and there is hope that Diaby will be fit somewhere around 2015. Also buying Hazard will kill Walcott...
07/02/2012 07:52:00
armory, you are telling what's in wenger's mind!
07/02/2012 09:56:00
I'm amazed that anyone chooses to believe that there is money available (£50m haha!!) from the sale of Nasri, Cesc etc.... That money is not "available", it never has been. The board would have had that money syphoned out of the club before they even got it. Arsenal DO NOT spend money.... period! Even if Wenger wanted to, (which maybe he does) he has no choice. MONEY??? WHAT MONEY???
07/02/2012 11:04:00
Doubt it's been syphoned yet, but if it has, that's why the Uzbek should be able to open up the books if he gets to the right amount, which I for one, hope happens. It'll either make it clear that Wenger doesn't have the money to spend of he's too averse to spending, i'm not sure what it is
07/02/2012 12:41:00
lifeisagooner, if that's the case, get on the blower to the FSA quick. They can't syphon it out. It's qualified as football money and it can only be used on football as a result. Otherwise we're violating the terms of our stadium loans and probably cooking the books too. The money's there, it's entirely down to whether the manager wants to spend it. It has to be there because it can't do anything other than a) gather dust or b) be used if the whole *****house explodes and we're about to "do a Leeds."
Little Dutch
07/02/2012 13:26:00
If it can only be used as football money then what's the point in making £20m profit a year? I wonder what terms the Glaziers reneged on when they're using Utd's cash as their own.
07/02/2012 13:58:00
Stadium repayments I expect. But money generated from player sales can only be used on player purchases or contract renewals. Wenger didn't specify that he needed to make a profit on transfer dealings in that interview, he just said the club needs to make profit.
Little Dutch
07/02/2012 14:07:00
All in all, i'm massively concerned, it was about a year ago he "promised" to have regular dialogue with fans. Anyone who buys into a football club with pure profit in mind in my eyes is doomed. The more I think about his & his lapdog's silence the more irritated I get, we are being completely held in the dark over any form of real intentions for this football club.
07/02/2012 14:11:00
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