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Re: AST / Arsenal's HUGE wage bill / Hindsight Management
Posted by: RadioFreeArsenal
Date: 21/02/2012 22:18
There's just one problem. Mr. Wenger became manager in 1998. This policy didn't come into place util 2005 or after that really arguably. Surely since Mr. Wenger managed in Japan immediately prior to coming to Arsenal. So why wouldn't he have tried this immediately or if notm immediately then certainly after say 1999 or 2000 by which time most of the veterans were in fact gone bar let's see - Adams, Dixon, Parlour, Seaman, Bergkamp, and Keown and Winterburn were really the only pre-Wenger players still at Arsenal by the start of the 1999 season.
By 2002 Winterburn was gone as Dixon had made one apperance in the first 11 that year. Both he and Tony Admas were gone the next year. Only Bergkamp and Keown were in the Invincibles squad in 2004
Surely this new wage structure which he would have to have been aware of back to before taking at Arsenal in the fall on 96 could have been implemented much mouch sooner than it was, no?
So why wasn't it then? Indeed we offered the highest wages the Club ever offered to its top players in 2002 to Campbell and Thierry Henry both in Excess of 100K a week.
See this is why we need to know more and ask more of the Board. Not because this is 100% wrong - it could actually be right. But because common knowledge, basic questions ,and factual evidence suggest otherwise and strongly so in many instances. Certainly that is the case here. WEspecially given that again the Board made 300 MILLION pouinds for THEMSLVES form whatever [policies you want to think were instituted and that alone should concern us about whether those policies were really for the good of Arsenal after all.
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