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http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_3784192,00.html

Wenger warns of further sales

Arsenal boss admits the Gunners have to keep selling

Manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal intend to continue selling their prized assets for the next 17 years.

The Gunners sold Thierry Henry to Barcelona for over £16million last summer and re-invested £7.5m of that money on Croatia striker Eduardo.

This summer, Emmanuel Adebayor and Alexander Hleb have been linked with big-money moves away from the Emirates Stadium.

And Wenger has revealed Arsenal must continue to make a profit in the transfer market in order to cover the costs of their new stadium.

Strategy

"The strategy of the club is to sell every year and to buy less expensive players," he told the News of the World.

"We manage at Arsenal to maintain all our football ambitions - national and European - while having to free up - for 17 more years - an annual surplus of £24m to pay for our stadium.

"The club's strategy is to favour the policy of youngsters ahead of stars and to count on the collective quality of our game."

Adebayor signed a new long-term deal with Arsenal last summer but is looking for a significant wage increase to stay at the club.

Mercenaries


Barcelona have already bid £24m for the Togo international, who cost the Gunners in the region of £3m from Monaco in January 2006, while Milan are also interested in the 24-year-old striker.

Wenger also voiced his frustration at the current state of the transfer system, which he feels encourages in-form players to seek more lucrative deals elsewhere rather than honour their existing contract.

"If I had the power to change anything basic in football, it would be the transfer system which makes mercenaries of players," he added.

"If they are bad ones, they stay and, if they are good, they think only of leaving.

"I have fought for them to earn a very good living, but I impose respect for their contract upon them."


- WOW! I'm not sure what Arsene Wenger was trying to do by making thos statements, but in effect he's saying that Arsenal aregoing to be a feeder club to any willing buyers for the next 17 years.

It will send out signals to current and future Arsenal players: Arsenal is a good club to go to, improve, get noticed and that get sold to bigger European clubs.
 
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Sky taking quotes from N.O.W. :D

All the quotes in the News of The World are all taken
out of context, some are what he said two years ago
and are on about different situations completely.

It is just a rehashed article of old quotes from Wenger
put together to try to make a new story.

Split the comments and put them into the right contexts it
is a totally different story.

Usual crap from the News of The World, nothing more.
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“The strategy of the club is to sell every year and to buy less expensive players.”

This was said about Lyon when Wenger was asked about the price of Benzema.


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“We manage at Arsenal to maintain all our football ambitions — national and European —while having to free up - for 17 more years - an annual surplus of £24m to pay for our stadium”.

This was said when Arsenal first moved into the Emirates.


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“The club’s strategy is to favour the policy of youngsters ahead of stars and to count on the collective quality of our game.”

This was said early last season when Arsenal were top of the league and a reporter asked why Arsenal don't sign stars.

News of The World.....If there's no news....make it up as you go along. lol
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thats how they seem to manage to groom so many world stars. by selling those proven and giving youngsters a chance. that way they'll not be a very successful club in these 17 years and they never will if such a policy continues
 

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manutd43va said:
thats how they seem to manage to groom so many world stars. by selling those proven and giving youngsters a chance. that way they'll not be a very successful club in these 17 years and they never will if such a policy continues

wenger is the best at spotting talent, not sure why there that bothered about paying the debt of the stadium off.

arsenal have built a system they'll be there and there abouts every season for along time to come
 
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