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Sir Alex Ferguson’s reaction to Arsenal winning a trophy this season!

By: Guest Writer.

When did Arsenal last win a

trophy? Yes that’s correct an FA Cup in 2005 – 7 years ago.

In Arsene Wenger we trust is the cry from the Emirates library faithful. Yet can the 2nd longest serving English Premiership manager survive the murmurs of discontent with his ineptitude, diligence in strict fiscal control in balancing the north London’s clubs accounts.
Having sold their top goal scorer of last season Robin van Persie to a domestic rival along with want – away Alex Song to Barcelona for a combined fee of £ 37 million is this blatant mismanagement by Arsene Wenger?

With a net spend during the summer transfer window of + £300 thousand. Replacing Robin van Persie with Lukas Podolski and Oliver Giroud both talented strikers’s no doubt as their record at Cologne and Montpellier confirms. Is it enough to replace what they have lost in Robin van Persie scoring 40.54 % of Arsenal’s goals last season? Registering 58 % of his attempts on target for the Gunner’s last term. Early indications after three games for the Gunner’s suggest the German and Frenchman are going to take time to settle into a new club, the English Premiership.

Arsenal’s opening games against Sunderland, Stoke and Liverpool have netted only twice, both against Liverpool at Anfield. However neither Sunderland nor Stoke are considered title challengers. Robin van Persie scoring alone double the amount of goals as his previous team scored, in a mere 203 minutes playing time:

Season 11/ 12 Arsenal sold Cesc Fabregas to boyhood club Barcelona for £35 million.

Season 11/12 Arsenal sold Samir Nasri to domestic rival Manchester City for £22 million.

Season 11/12 Arsenal had a net spend of < £ 17. 55 million > that’s minus, negative!

Season 9/10 Arsenal sold Emmanuel Adebayor to a domestic rival Manchester City for a fee of £25 million

Season 9/10 Arsenal sold Kolo Toure to a domestic rival Manchester City for a fee of £16 million.

Season 9/10 Arsenal had a net transfer spend of < £ 31 .0 million > that’s minus negative!

For balance and perspective to displays Arsenal’s frugality in the transfer market, the rigid determination of fiscal control. The figures for all clubs in spending for the Summer 2012/13 transfer window:

1. Chelsea £79.5 millions. All figures millions unless indicated.

2. Manchester United £ 41.1

3. Manchester City £ 31.0

4. Southampton £28.5

5. Aston Villa £21.7

6. Liverpool £ 20.3

7. West Ham £ 18.5

8. QPR £ 16.6

9. Stoke £ 15.1

10. Sunderland £ 12.5

11. Norwich £ 9.0

12. Reading £ 4.6

13. Newcastle £ 3.1

14. West Brom £ 1.5

15. Arsenal £ 300 k

16. Wigan £< 1.9 >

17. Everton £< 4.5 >

18. Tottenham £ <5.8 >

19. Swansea £ <6.45 >

20. Fulham £ <10.5 >

Arsenal fans have quickly turned on a player in Robin van Persie in wishing him harm at Manchester United after the alleged injury he suffered in the recent Holland international game. Some familiar quotes from the Gunner’s “I hope he breaks a leg”.

Do they not appreciate without the Dutchman efforts, Arsenal would not have been in Champions league spot and there – for unlikely to attract top players to their club. Like Podolski, Giroud and Santi Carzola. Plus the obvious financial benefits in achieving a Champions league spot, which for an Arsenal devoid of van Persie has been made significantly more difficult.

Holland boss Louis van Gaal quoted after the Dutch international match “We took Robin off just as a precautionary measure”

Some other interesting Robin van Persie facts:

1. The Dutchman’s favourite films. Scarface, Godfather, City of God.

2. Second favourite sport, Table Tennis.

3. When signed from Feyenoord in May 2004 he cost Arsenal, £ 2.75 million.

4. Where Robin van Persies injuries occurred during his Arsenal time:

(1) 8 Ankle Injuries.

(2) 5 Knee Injuries

(3) 1 Hip Injury

(4) 4 Thigh Injuries

(5) 2 Hamstring Injuries

(6) 2 Groin Injuries

Some other players to have played for both Manchester United and Arsenal:

1. George Graham

2. Brian Kidd

3. Frank Stapleton

4. Andy Cole

5. Viv Anderson

6. Mikael Silvestre.

This can be good or bad, Arsene Wenger claims he’s had no contact with Arsenal chief executive Ivan gazidis about a new contract. Reports in Thursday morning papers suggested the Gunners boss was set to agree a new deal at the club, despite seven years with out a trophy.

But speaking ahead of Arsenal’s match against Southampton on Saturday, the 62 year old admits he has heard nothing and would have to consider his future at the club if results don’t go his way this season.

“I have to consider whether I do well or not .If I don’t do well then I have to consider my future “ Wenger casting doubt over his Arsenal future?


On other news, do other United bloggers know that the summer 2012/13 transfer window is closed shut!

Yet still the conveyor built of spurious names linked to Manchester United and it’s only early September for possible transfer to Manchester United in the 2013 January transfer.

How many occasions in the last 6 years have Manchester United purchased a first team squad player in the January transfer window? 3 times can you name them?

You can understand why Sir Alex Ferguson , may well be smiling laughing at Arsenal and Saturday the 3rd of November has now even more spice added to the lunchtime kick off!

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17 Responses to “Sir Alex Ferguson’s reaction to Arsenal winning a trophy this season!”

  1. Mark says:

    Who has written this? A ten year old?

  2. Ian Harvey says:

    I read similar comments when Ronaldo left Man U and yes he also went on to bigger and better things. I don’t wish him injuries, but I’m surprised he didn’t sign for a team capable of winning the Champions League before he retires.

  3. Besiga.Davis says:

    y o need to kow that Arsenalhas gone to chamions league forl 12 seasons under Wenger and among those its only one season that Van persie has been at the fore front of leading the team to that success.
    for 8 years last season was his best ever .what are u talking about.

  4. BOLT says:

    I thought this was a utd blog ?

    Anyway what was the point of this post…. to show arsenal are self-sustanable ?? Or they produce players like cesc, nasri and RVP ??

    Just to remind you…. utd won the same amount of trophies as arsenal last season !!!

  5. wrighty says:

    when did u start watching football?? last season? what’s to respect in a man who left his club when they really needed him? after arsenal put time money and effort to get him to play like he should be playing? all that work of 8 seasons just gone! and you want us to be happy for him?…yea good one kid!

  6. Jeremy says:

    This wasn’t written by a 10-year old, but by someone who’s clearly learned English as a second language. I’d like to encourage the writer to keep trying. Languages are difficult, but diligence and effort will pay off in the end.

  7. Dave says:

    just remember that before Fergie took over you lot you had failed to win the league for how many years? Was it 23 or 26? whos to say this wont happen again especially as your finances seem a little perilous at the moment!
    Also remember that team from down by the mersey used to once rule the roost and look at them now!
    As a football fan you should always remember that what comes around usually goes around.
    If i was you lot I would stop the swagger,take a reality pill and hope you win something this year with that team of crocs and old boys because I seriously dont think you will be top dogs for much longer.
    But then I suppose you could always go and support Chelsea or something as most of you live in the south of England anyway.LOL!!!

  8. gooner says:

    people talk about balancing the books as though it is something done by terrible managers.

  9. Arsenal DNA says:

    Easy for to pour scorn on the Arsenal but would I be seriously concerned by your owners financial situation. If they go under the your club would go with them. Their shopping malls are empty and why are they creaming off millions to the cayman islands? Re finance this re finance that Scary! No wonder half your stadium is GREEN AND YELLOW!

    Versus Arsenal who are close to a debt free existence and have lucrative naming rights coming up. Your less at risk than your neighbours and the Chavs with FFP. Everything moves in cycles – and yours has finished! just look at Liverpool. They could feasibly go down this year.

  10. Judging from the start that Arsenal made this season so far and the departure of their star players, and don’t think they will win the league or any trophy this season. They still need more experienced players.

  11. Mint says:

    so where is old red nose’s reaction to the Arsenal winning a trophy this year then ?… ahh it doesnt exist.

    just another manc shit flicker posing as a journo …. absolute shite

    Up The Arsenal

  12. Makarfi A.S says:

    Rvp tot gng 2 utd ll b best chance 4 him 2 get trophy, we wait c if he ll b fortunate

  13. Ben says:

    I honestly do not understand the basis of this, no club’s supporters or fans go happy that their major player for a season had to leave when things were beginning to turn good. I do not and will never wish RVP injuries but rather that his goals will not be enough to give ManU the title, if I were a ManU fan (which am not) then I wont be happy to see good players leave so its same here being an Arsenal fan.

    Now this writer has taken the pains to outline RVP injuries for the past 8 years, does this not speak good about the club who had him in the books all those years? You should also have pointed out that Mikael Silvestre to Arsenal was more of a minus (lol) If this post shows how self sustainable Arsenal can be then there is really no point for some of the points mentioned in here.

    I simply don’t know what what perspective you are looking at the match of Saturday the 3rd of November 2012, but let that day comes and we all know who smiles last between Wenger and Sir Ferguson

  14. FACTS says:

    How many trophies would Fergie have won without outspending the rest of the league? ZERO!!!

    As soon as Chelsea and City (and even Blackburn) outspend United – United win NOTHING!!!!

    Yet Wenger has won ALL his trophies WITHOUT buying them!

    Get a grip, you deluded Mancs!

  15. Dominic says:

    As regards the finance the share issue has placed a lot of money in the Glaziers’ pockets and increased that debt of the club. Focus will now shift to paying dividends to keep the price up.
    The Glaziers seem to be treating the club as a cash cow we have seen from the former Rangers club that can lead to disaster.

  16. arsenal fan says:

    Get the refs on your side and then you can win the epl every year or every other year.

  17. oz says:

    yet there we see rvp sitting on bench injured,while arsenal battering southampton,a team manure struggled to beat.meanwhile the mighty manure still no goals against the power house that is wigan lol.



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