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What "IF" Arsenal got a 2 year transfer ban?

Chelsea have been banned from signing any new players until 2011,I started to think last night, What if this happened to Arsenal?


Would anybody notice the difference if it did??


Its not like we use the transfer window to strengthen the team anyway is it? And if anything i feel wenger would welcome a ban like this at Arsenal so he could save even more cash.


Just imagine the profit we would make?…Wenger would love it
While Manchester City Liverpool Chelsea Spurs Villa and even Sunderland are spending and investing in new players, Wenger seems to only care about making a profit.

Fergie’s net spend at Manchester United since the Glazer family took over is just £6.25million – even taking into account the £80m received from Real Madrid for winger Cristiano Ronaldo.


Wenger is actually in profit over the same time period, clawing in a net £27.87m.
Compare that with Man Utd £6.7m -Liverpool £88.4m -Chelsea £97.5m – Man City £232.4.

But making money for the board is one thing. Winning titles and cups is something else. Man Utd have won champions leagues etc because they have invested on players. Arsenal have not won anything since 2005 for ONE REASON. Lack of investment.


The transfer deadline passed last week with Arsenal failing to do any business. Many of us were stunned as Wenger has hinted all summer that his aim was to bring in 1 or 2 players. Wenger decided to bank the money from the sales of Adebayor and Toure rather then bringing in some much needed quality and for me he is taking a huge gamble!
For the first time under Wenger i fear we wont make the champions league next season.

I cant see this bunch of players finishing above Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Utd, even Spurs this season. I fear this a 5th place finish for Arsenal at the end of the season now and unless we WIN the champions league, I cant see us being involved next season.
IF Wenger had brought in 1/2 players of real quality i think we could have challenged this season. But like previous seasons when key players will be missing our replacements are just not up for the job.


Wenger should have spent this summer! Why didn’t he? Some of you might say he didn’t have the money, but we have seen a Arsenal FC doc that confirms its the boards policy that proceeds of any players sales will ALWAYS be made available for re investment back into the development of the team. So why was this not done this summer?
Again some might say that maybe there were no players available?

Well what about the likes of Rafael Van der Vaart , Miguel Veloso, Lee Cattermole, Obafemi Martins, Felipe Melo,Cristian Zapata, Sebastien Bassong, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Lorik Cana?
And IF we would have gone knocking for Brede Haangaland the player would have jumped at the chance to join us.


The sad fact is that if WE did get a 2 year ban from making transfers it would not make a difference at Arsenal. The manager and the board no long care about challenging for silverware. They only care about making a profit!!


Since we last won anything in 2005, Chelsea have spent £230 million on new players, Spurs have spent £213 million, Liverpool have spent £170 million, Man U have spent £104…Arsenal has spent £89 million,
Proves my point

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Cypriot Gooner


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