Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gunner be a long season

I was at the Emirates last night to see Arsenal labour to a 1-o victory over Udinese in the first leg of their Champions' League qualifier.

They've got to play a resurgent Liverpool at home on Saturday and then Manchester United away the week after that. If they don't luck out against either of them, they could go into September with only a single point in the Premiere League.

What price Wenger then? Up until yesterday I thought that perhaps history would reveal Arsene's resistance to blandishments to splash the cash, and his insistence that the club spends within its means meant he was building an institution that would survive and thrive come the inevitable retrenchments in the game once the TV money dries up and billionaires tire of their playthings.

Now I have my doubts.

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