Arsenal supporters have over the years watched numerous world class footballers leave their club for financially stronger sides. During the last couple of seasons, players like Samir Nasri, Cesc Fábregas and Robin van Persie have all marched out with FC Barcelona and Manchester City being prime destinations for former Gunners.

While some players obviously have been tempted by the considerable raise associated with a move to a club of a different wage policy, last season's key man Van Persie revealed he wanted to leave as they Arsenal couldn't guarantee success. Now at Old Trafford, he's looking to bag his first ever Premier League with a Champions League and FA Cup triple still possible. 

Arsenal couldn't cling on to their main goal scorer as their economy didn't allow for the purchase of other quality players without selling current stars, and are as a result trailing behind the top Premier League clubs whilst heading for an early exit in the Champions League.

This is happening due to a economical inferiority to other European top flight clubs, allowing them to snatch trophies and quality players from Arsenal, rendering the Gunners a breeding pen rather than a title contender. According to an exclusive from The Sun, all this could be turned around as a Middle Eastern consortium are hoping to restore the north London team to former glories, having not won a trophy since 2005.

The investment group are rumoured to be willing to buy out current main shareholder Stan Kroenke, leaving him with a surplus of about £350m compared to what he bought the shares for. Should anyone doubt the intentions of the would-be Arab owners, the plan for the future of Arsenal is quite simple; a clearing of the club's debt will be followed by big money earmarked for buying and keeping world class players in the red and white of the north Londoners.

So there you have it.

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