Arsene Wenger is as tight as a camel’s arse in a sandstorm.
We all know it, and we’re constantly reminded of it by Arsenal fans on Twitter, as they rant about their manager not spending money in the same way their Premier League rivals do.
Paul Pogba has signed for Manchester United, Manchester City have splashed out on John Stones, but the only Arsenal move worth talking about is the one for Granit Xhaka earlier this summer.
It’s not a new problem, either. In the past, the Gunners have missed out on Luis Suarez before he joined Barcelona, and hundreds of others if you believe Wenger himself.
With that in mind, maybe Wenger’s latest comments about his transfer policy give the perfect insight into how the Frenchman’s mind works.
Speaking in the book Game Changers, which is written by the one and only Alan Curbishley, Wenger says:
I personally believe the only way to be a manager is to spend the club’s money as if it were your own because if you don’t do that you’re susceptible to too many mistakes.
You make big decisions and I believe you have to act like it’s your own money, like you’re the owner of the club and you can identify completely with the club.
Because if you don’t do that I think you cannot go far.
Now then, this has to go down as one of the most unsurprising comments ever, with Wenger part of the furniture at the club.
Given Arsenal are less than a week away from the start of the new season and only have one fit centre back available, and have missed out on what seems like every striker in Europe, Wenger might want to delve into that market and f*ck the consequences.
Never mind Gunners fans, I hear Takuma Asano is the new Jamie Vardy.