“The first is the Premier League, the second is Champions League, the third is to qualify for the Champions League, the fourth is the FA Cup and the fifth is the League Cup.
“I say that because if you want to attract the best players, they do not ask: ‘Did you win the League Cup?’ They ask: ‘Do you play in the Champions League?’
I agree with Wenger with regard to attracting new talent. However, I'm not sure of his valuation between Champions League qualification and FA Cup, sure players want to play in the CL but they also want a realistic chance of winning trophies - and I'm sorry but Arsenal are quite far from challenging for the CL trophy - as are all English teams at present.
I feel for Arsenal fans it must be so frustrating and it doesn't seem as if much progress is being made at boardroom level from a fans/shareholders perspective. I'm not really sure where the problem lies, although your club is run very well maybe perhaps the wage structure should be reviewed - I'm just thinking maybe more could of been done to keep RVP at the time.
I know people bang on about Wenger not spending but he spent this year didn't he, obviously sold RVP but I'm sure if you asked a lot fans they would say that the money was well spent and they were pleased with the purchases and were confident of this seasons prospects, so to fall back on the "he/we never spend despite having money available" wouldn't seem quite right.