By Chris Wright
Arsenal’s frugal purse-string fondler-in-chief Arsene Wenger has once again hinted that he won’t be readily spending ‘penny one’ in the January transfer market in an interview with Al Jazeera TV:
“We respect our budget. You look at clubs who lose £100 million or £150 million and if we do that, then we go bust. It’s as simple as that. We pay what we can afford.
“I’m amazed that people are amazed that we do that. I think what is surprising is that people don’t respect that. The beauty of the competition and this club is to be successful while respecting the financial balance.”
Why yes. Nothing screams true ‘beauty’ like a healthy bout of financial regularity. Anywho, Wenger continued:
“People will maybe realise one day that it’s not as easy to stay at the top and as well to cope with financial compulsories that you have at the top.
“We face rivals who do not respect the financial fair play. Instead of us being accused, maybe people should look somewhere else.”
Hmmm, whoever could he be referring to? Answers on a postcard please.