Fergie Defends Wenger. Well He Would, Wouldn’t He?

Alex Ferguson had been interviewed defending Arsene Wenger. The first point here is that football managers nearly always defend other football managers, never think they should be sacked and usually proclaim what a great job they’re doing even if it’s blatantly untrue. So pinch of salt required with all managerial utterances of this nature. As…

How Much Do The Arsenal Board Get Paid?

This is an update of a bog post I did way back in 2012: a handy table showing how much the Arsenal Board have taken in salaries and expenses since 2002. Ivan Gazidis became the first non-football employee to take a base salary of £1m plus in 2011, and judging by his inflation-busting salary and…

Another Record Price For Arsenal Shares!

Well bugger me with a fishfork. The record price for an Arsenal share wasn’t broken for five years and now it’s been smashed for the second time in a couple of weeks. On 27 March the record reached £17,750, after being at £17,500 since September 2012. Today a share was traded for £18,250. This nominally…

Has Arsene Wenger Already Signed A New Contract?

There is a lot of speculation on this topic and a lot of contradictory information – but very few hard facts. The club leak info to selected journalists, Arsène himself makes statements then contradicts them later, and occasionally a Board member will say something in public. I view all of these as unproven and potentially…