Monday, July 7, 2008

Starving at The Emirates

This picture must be at least 3+ years old.

Summer workouts may be just a couple days old, but Arsenal's Pranging Pederast of a manager is already in Boxing Day form.

He was telling anyone who would listen this weekend that stadium debt amassed during the construction of the Emirates will force Arsenal to sell their best players every off-season for the next two decades.

The club is paying off a £24 million per year mortgage on their 80,000 seat corporate bowl.

Choice Arsenisms after the jump...

These comments were all reported across numerous media platform:

Mr. Wenger, the floor is yours...

“If they are bad ones, they stay and, if they are good, they think only of leaving.”

"The strategy of the club is to sell every year and to buy less expensive players."

"We manage at Arsenal to maintain all our football ambitions - national and European - while having to free up - for 17 more years - an annual surplus of £24m to pay for our stadium."

"The club's strategy is to favour the policy of youngsters ahead of stars and to count on the collective quality of our game."

“If I had the power to change anything basic in football, it would be the transfer system which makes mercenaries of players.”

And an old classic, from after that game:

from Jan. 22, 2008:

"The score is very brutal, but doesn't reflect what I've seen on the pitch... The first shot on goal was a goal. The second was an own goal. The third was straight after half-time... After that, the game was over and they could focus on defending well and catching us on the break. I don't give too much meaning to the scoreline."
Instant Classic.


Spectator said...

I saw In Bruges over the weekend.... My favorite line:

Ray: Purgatory's kind of like the in-betweeny one. You weren't really shit, but you weren't all that great either. Like Tottenham.

Mike Georger said...

didnt the dwarf look just like ballack?

Spectator said...

Ha. Yeah, he did. I looked up his credits on imdb (boring weekend I'll admit), and it turns out his credits include playing Howard the Duck!

ΓΌ75 said...

Arsene's poor-mouthing power has become greater than even Lou Holtz's.

The NY Kid said...

See what happens when we let in the Spurs supporter?

Mike Georger said...

he tells the truth?

The Likely Lad said...

loved in bruges.

yes, the spurs supporter has brought some balance. no longer will these sitting ducks go un-shot-in-the-head

BerbaKeane said...

The Spurs supporter was much needed on this site. Besides the Norwich bloke all you had were the "Big 4" scum. United fairplay but the rest of the lot won fuck all. 5-1 ha ha ha . 2-1 v Chelscum, ha ha ha ha

hockalees said...

'The strategy of the club is to sell every year and to buy less expensive players,' he told the News of the World.

So SoccerNet spews out the silly season shite from Screws of the World and that suddenly makes it true?!?!

Why not a post about Robbie Keane's new beard? ;-)

The first of August can't get here soon enough.

My Phenomenal Swag said...

And this is surprising to who, exactly? I reiterate what Arsenal-Mania said on the subject: If we're so interested in selling on for profit, why is everyone's contract allowed to run down so they can leave on a free?

The Likely Lad said...

if arsenal-mania were a cat, id put it in the microwave and hit the popcorn button.