i hate the wenger out fanatics. he's not a jose mourinho and he isnt a sir alex ferguson.
jose mourinho is a gypsy, he travels from major european city to major european working his magic and then leaves. he doesnt give a fuck about chelsea its all for his cv, so when they talk about the great managers he's in the discussion. Mourinho hasnt developed any players in his entire career, every team he's coached had a riches of wealth and were at the peak of their power in their respective countries. Porto will always dominate portugal and inter were only good cause the Italian FA banished Juventus to the 2nd division and deducted AC a gazillion points. look at the Serie A now, no one can touch Juventus. Jose had the oil wealth of Abramovich, and the over-arching clout of Real Madrid to bring in talent. Look at what he's done with Torres and Ba. Demba Ba would bang in goals week in and week out for Newcastle in the Prem, why cant he do the same with Hazard, Willian, and Oscar supplying him? Instead of motivating his strikers, Jose lambasts them in the press and looks for their replacement in the summer.
Sir Alex, is a brilliant manager, the guy just simply knew how to win. When he came to United they were a big club suffering a big slump. The teams of the old under Matty Busby were long gone and so were the United glory days. United were brilliantly setup nonetheless. They had a massive stadium in Old Trafford a huge fan base throughout the country all Sir Alex had to do was go out and win things, and thats exactly what he did.
Arsene Wenger was hired in a period of transistion for Arsenal, our growing fan base meant that Highbury was not longer suitable for us. For a couple seasons we played home matches at the Old Wembley because Highbury just wasnt a big enough ground for those European nights. We made the move to the Emirates and made it our new home base. Money for a stadium like the Emirates doesnt just grow on trees, and the Arsenal players were always considered assests. Look at Anelka for example bought for 500 thousand sold for 20 million, his sale financed the building of our training centre at London Conley, facilities that are so advanced that England National Team used it for almost a decade, before they finished building St. Georges. Tottenham are in london, why not use their facilities? you got West Ham, Chelsea, Fulham, why not them? And then you look at clubs like Leeds who were in Arsenal's position almost a decade ago, they were in the Champions League. The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona coming to Elland Road. But now due to poor financing they're stuck in the championship. Then you have the even more extreme Portsmouth, they won the FA cup in 2007, the likes of AC Milan, i mean Kaka and Schevenchko (another player Mourinho destroyed, remember his time at the Bridge lol) in their hayday playing at fucking fratton park for fucks sake, that seems like a joke now as Portsmouth are in the NPower League 2. Then you have the even more extreme Rangers, the second half of the most volatile derby in Europe. Administration, liquidation, and relegation. Even the FA had trouble financing the redevelopment of Wembley.
What Wenger has done is created a viable self-sustaining platform for the club, we have a massive stadium, a growing fan base, and kit and sponsorhip deals galore, He's doing what Herbert Chapman did for us before the War, he's doing what Matt Busby did for United after the War, he's doing what Ted Drake did for Chelsea in the early 50's (how does it feel chelsea fans? an Arsenal legend built your shitty club). Now we have the money to spend, dropped 42 million on a player like Ozil, were are bringing the quality back to the Emirates, he's had 2 transfer windows and honestly a transfer window before a world cup is the least active. We're gonna have money to spend in the summer and I can't wait to see what he does with it.
All I know is for the next manager down the road, all they have to do is win things, and were gonna have a self-sustaining financial model that dont rely on the abramovich's and sheihk mansours. yea the drubbings have hurt but like i said earlier in the thread for those city fans who could remember the days at maine road in the second division watching united win everything under the sun, life must feel pretty good for them.
To enjoy success you need to endure the pain of defeat.
And on Saturday we'll march into Wembley looking to put this Stagnate Era behind us.
cause that FA Cup's got yellow ribbons on it, and its for the famous Arsenal!