Arsene Wenger continues to please Arsenal board
A barren silverware spell overshadowed by financial profit in North London
A lot of football fans continue to wonder how it is possible that Arsene Wenger is still the manager of Arsenal despite not winning a major trophy for over eight years.
However, looking from a financial perspective, it doesn't make any sense to let him go.
The fact of the matter is that Wenger consistently generates a profit for the Gunners, whilst providing Champions League qualification, which has become the minimum expectation.
Over the past decade, Arsenal have made a massive profit mainly from selling some of their key players, including Gael Clichy, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie.
They have also never spent more than £20 million on a single transfer, whilst other clubs such as Chelsea have spent as much as £50 million.
The drawback with Wenger's approach to management is that, unless he decides to finally get out of his comfort zone and make some big signings, he cannot build a title-winning squad.
The board appear to be satisfied with Wenger, so long as he continues to deliver a profit and Champions League qualification, but what good is a profit to the millions of Arsenal fans?
It appears that this season, Arsene Wenger is finally ready to change his approach, and this was signified by the £40,000,001 bid for Liverpool's Luis Suarez.
If Wenger can finally sign some big players this summer, it will surely be a massive gamble, and if it does not pay off, he could be out of a job next summer.
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