Really kinda blown away by this announcement, the day before deadline day, that Arsenal don’t actually have any money, not even to replace the player we just sold for £40m. I guess Debuchy is now our back-up RB again? Good stuff.
Explanation seems to be it’s about FFP wage constraints but I find that hard to believe. We’ve freed up a lot of wages with player sales & loans whilst only signing two players - City and United have done much more significant & expensive business and are apparently fine (at least, City are fine enough to go for Sanchez). Even if the FFP thing were true then it demonstrates pretty spectacular mismanagement from everyone concerned, and I dunno how they were ever planning to get Sanchez, Ozil and Chamberlain on to new deals anyway if things were that tight.
It’s surely a lie, but I just can’t get my head around it at all. Only explanation I can come up with is that the board/Gazidis is withholding funds from Wenger or something?? Baffling,