Five reasons why Arsenal won't be taken over
Arsenal opinion: Gunners shouldn't accept any take-over bids from Qatar
It's time to look at the possible situation regarding Arsenal and their supposed takeover offer by the consortium from Qatar.
Here are five reasons why it won't happen:
5- Arsene Wenger prefers prudent signings
It's rare to see Wenger splash the cash and when he does it has varying degrees of success from Thierry Henry and Santi Cazorla to Jose Antonio-Reyes and Andriy Arshavin. While the two latter players are great in their own right, they very rarely paid back the transfer fee involved in bringing them to the club.
While there is a lower risk with 'cheaper' players, Wenger has done well with them for example, Gael Clichy and Freddie Ljungberg both had extremely successful spells under Wenger. So perhaps Wenger is better suited to a tight budget.
4- Financial Fair Play
The question that seems to me to be the most obvious-is that surely now it's too late to be massing a huge takeover and promising to spend lots on players when the Financial Fair Play (FFP) will stop this happening to a certain extent. Unless the Gunners are willing to take the Manchester City stance and sponsor their own team?
3- Against Arsenal Tradition
Many may disagree with this point and claim that football has changed and so should Arsenal, this though does not seem to be the will of the back room at least for the foreseeable future. It's of course important for a club to maintain an identity, rather than a generic club with no meaning other than to spend money on mercenaries.
2- The risk may not be worth the reward
We've seen it happen before when club have been bought out and had their debts paid and subsequently owe money to their own owners. This leads the club open to the whims of one or a group of people and can potentially collapse a club. Look at the state of Portsmouth, money doesn't always bring success- well not for the long term anyway.
1- Stan Kronke doesn't want to sell
And so he shouldn't! Just less than a year since he bought the club and with his claimed love for it, I don't see why he would sell regardless of the money he could make. If Arsenal really did want the financial power they'd have let Alisher Usmanov pour in some of his own considerable wealth.
So there you have it, what do you think would happen if Arsenal was bought out? Furthermore, do you think it will happen?
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