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Wenger: 'We Have To Be Responsible'

Wenger: 'We Have To Be Responsible'

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has once again spoken about the precarious financial situation in football being exacerbated by the spending of sugar daddy clubs. Perhaps his dealings with Malaga in trying to sign Santi Cazorla over the last few days have reinforced his belief.

The Sun newspaper carries quotes today (their origin is unclear, therefore the time at which he made them might well be too) reiterating the economics graduate`s belief that a storm is coming in football finance.

'We consider ourselves in a privileged position because we have a massive income,' Wenger said. 'But overall we are not mega-rich because we do not have unlimited resources.

'A club can buy players like PSG has done or Manchester City or Chelsea, with unlimited resources, but overall football suffers.

'Look at the activity on the transfer market since the start of the summer. PSG are ambitious and they have resources and that's it. We talk always about the same things.

'Europe at the moment is like the Titanic but we live in football like nothing matters.

'More than ever we have to run our club in a strict way because it looks like everybody suffers in Europe. I would be surprised if football is not touched by it at some stage.

'If you look at debt in football across Europe at the moment, it is quite massive and we have to be responsible. We have to be ambitious but also make sure we are not getting in trouble financially.

'It is difficult for us because the wages in some other clubs are very high. But of course our players quite rightly compare themselves to the players of the other clubs.'

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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Wednesday August 1 2012
Time: 1:06PM

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...and as usual, the only people that have come out and criticized him are the dim wit blue chavs north and south. With such cracking arguments as "well you paid Sol Campbell £100k per week" and here's another classic "spending lots on players like Mertesacker and Chamakh means he doesn't have a leg to stand on" (£8 million in total transfer fees, helloooooo!) Me think they doth protest too much. Says a lot about the "luminaries" that follow these clubs no??
Scotch Eggs Rule
01/08/2012 14:11:00
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If fans of Chelsea or City buy Wenger's argument, it would reduce the value of the trophies they have won/ bought to nothing. Guess they have no choice but to reject the argument however compelling it is.
Deltaforce
01/08/2012 17:08:00
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Yes I do agree with him to a certain extent but he doesn't mind selling players for over inflated prices does he ? And to the very clubs he criticizes for being irresponsibe....I bet he would not have said no if Citeh would have gone up to £30m + for Nasri - imho you can't have a go about these things if you are part of the problem too....
radarman
01/08/2012 18:10:00
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radarman, you omit the choice of the player as a factor completely in your post. If a player wants to sign for a particular club AND has only a year left on hos contract all that remains is to then get the highest value possible for him. Nasri could have insisted on signing for Manchester United (who put in a bid for him) but chose city instead. Hope you realise that without a players signature no transfer is complete.
Deltaforce
01/08/2012 18:37:00
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Deltaforce - I don't think that I omitted anything - Nasri may well have wanted to go Citeh and if the chavs had matched their offer he might have gone there instead - I don't know - but what I do know is that AW doesn't mind being the beneficiary of massive profits, from the sales of players, to the very clubs he is having a go at......I am not saying that it isn't good business but why moan about clubs like Citeh if you are benefiting ?
radarman
01/08/2012 19:16:00
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Radarman have you also considered that Wenger might prefer that players like Nasri sign a new contract at Arsenal without having their heads turned by the big payday?
Will-i-am10
01/08/2012 22:52:00
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Isn't it funny how opinions change, eh?

http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/wenger-psg-are-the-french-man-city-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_M4y1zXQ9o

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2181959/Arsene-Wenger-Chelsea-Manchester-City-damage.html
fifthcolumnblue
02/08/2012 00:19:00
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Will-i-am10 - Yes I am sure he would love that - but what's your point ? AW is concerned about the whole thing right ? wages,transfers etc etc - I bet he is not concerned at all about accepting nearly £80 million pounds from Citeh in transfer fees and if RVP goes there it will be £100 million in the last few years...That is staggering and please don't tell me it's ALL because the players want to go there and there's nothing AFC can do to prevent it from happening.....
radarman
02/08/2012 01:51:00
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Going by your logic radarman - its not fair that AW and Arsenal accept transfer fee for wantaway players? Strange logic coming from an Arsenal fan.
Deltaforce
02/08/2012 05:51:00
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Radarman, make a point... any kind of point...
damiano_tommassi
02/08/2012 09:23:00
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