Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

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Is Unai Emery the right man to take Arsenal forward?

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Yes
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21%
No
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38%
Unsure
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24%
Doesn't matter as long as Kroenke is in charge
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17%
 
Total votes : 42

Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby theHotHead » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:22 am

Rockape wrote:Yeah great post EK.....certainly makes interesting reading. If it’s true you couldn’t really make up the fact that we agreed the £350k pw for Ozil. Dear oh dear....what a mess!

Well this is it, I mean Ozil's wages make absolutely no freekin sense whatsoever. That said, Ozil's contract came at a time the club were in massive turmoil.

But then you had the snake saying the reins are off and we could spend money. The last Financial statement from the club I can find (28th Feb 2018) shows we lost £25m by not being in the Champions League and that we had £140m in cash reserves. The statement was the November 2017 accounts.
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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby Luzh 22 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:31 am

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Mess wrote:So in light of all of this, is it possible that perhaps, the fans unrest is in part what kept the management somehow managing to sign players at fairly high prices (By Arsenal standards) like Ozil, Sanchez, Mustafi, Xhaka, Aubameyang and Lacazette? It feels like they always find some money when things get heated, when the stadium empty out, boos rings, etc. It's very toxic indeed and I would never wish Emery's job to become an ordeal because of external factors but you know, it almost feel like the unrest needs to start again. That's the only way this idiotic ownership seems at least try. What a mess...


It's not about the transfer budget, the EPL's version of FFP has finally started to work, teams can only spend a capped amount of money on wages. The EPL rules are incredibly complicated but basically you can only increase your wages by a set amount every year unless you increase your commercial revenue. That gives all the big clubs a huge advantage as they already have the highest salary spends, it's fundamentally why 60,000 capacity stadiums, with high end corporate, and massive merchandising are now so vital. 100% of revenue increased in commercial sectors can be spent on additional wages ...

Our problem is we have far, far, far to many average players on massive salaries and a commercial income that's flat or even going down as we lost our 20 year guaranteed income from the CL. Why do you think we're only spending money on the corporate facilities at the Emirates? Why do you think Spuds have got more corporate and commercial bells and whistles at their new ground than feckin' Disneyland?

This is our miss-management of the last ten years coming home to roost, our complete refusal to change course when all around had made a ninety degree turn ... our insane belief in the senile rantings of a hopelessly out of touch leader 'soon players will all leave at the end of contracts for free' only at one club you nut-job.

Today even if Kroenke put in 500m (which he officially can't and anyway he won't) it would still need our wages to be cut before we could bring in any more players. Clubs knew this rule was coming years ago, everyone did, here's the gist of the rules from the media in 2016

The Premier League are continuing their version of salary caps for the next three seasons but the impact on ever-escalating payments to the top players in the world’s richest league will be minimal.

The 20 clubs agreed at a summit this week to extend ‘short-term cost control’ over their player wage bills, but this only relates to centralised TV rights money, so teams are still able to pay their stars more from other funding.

The TV money restrictions from next season will only apply to clubs with player wage bills in excess of £67m (rising by £7m for each of the following two seasons), which is likely to be all the teams apart from those promoted.

This mild regulation prevents clubs increasing wage bills by more than £7m from the previous year. Or if it suits them better, they must demonstrate their aggregate player wage bill hasn’t increased by more than £19m from a 2012-13 base season. This £19m also rises by £7m for each of the following two seasons.


So how did this impact Man Utd in 2016? Pretty much not at all they could spend an extra 66m on wages ....

The irrelevance of these rules to the top teams is demonstrated by Manchester United’s commercial revenue increase of £66.1m in the last financial year, that entire increase is all allowed to go on player wages if they so wish.

How did it impact Arsenal? Well our commercial growth lags behind all of our major rivals, and that was before '17-18 and this season, which let's be honest have hardly been epic. What that means is whilst our rivals can increase salaries significantly, we are stuck with just an extra 7m wages budget playing one-in-one out ... we have been pretty screwed for the last two years

It's why Emery has to sacrifice Ramsey we simply can't afford the wages, it's why Ozil is now a problem he's just to expensive ...

It's why the club announced the following last year, because the extra money this will bring can go straight into salaries:

Next May we will begin work on adding approximately 780 extra seats to Club Level to help bring our capacity back in line with our original figure from 2006. It will involve adding an extra row to the front of Club Level and will take our capacity to just over 60,600.

Construction will be completed in two stages during the summers of 2018 and 2019. The club will be in contact with all club level members to inform them if and how this will affect them.

Alongside this work, we plan to upgrade and refurbish additional areas of Club Level over the next two years. The first upgrade will be to Dial Square in the summer of 2018, which will see the area transformed to celebrate the club’s original name of Dial Square Football Club.


Worryingly the club that will see the biggest increase in commercial revenues, and thus will be able to spend the most on new players, is that lot down the road. Luckily Levy is so tight he won't do it, at least that's what we must hope.



This post deserves to be on the next page. You wrote everything I couldn't be bothered to. Good job.



Kind of ironic that the rule supposed to reward well run clubs, actually hurts the best run club, and rewards finacial doping.
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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby theHotHead » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:32 pm

I just think we have been the biggest suckers for falling for it, from the start I knew smart lawyers/accountants would find loopholes and exploit them. No such thing as fighting fair these days.
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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby StLGooner » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:43 pm

The whole system needs to be scrapped. I as a fan of the game and not just Arsenal would like to see more parity in the league. That way, someone like Fullham has just as much of a chance to win as City or Chelsea. Wouldn't that make for a more exciting league and overall game in general? Instead of knowing that realistically only 2 or 3 teams can win it? I know that would take a few years to get to, maybe even more, but it's designed horribly wrong and they're just going to keep trying new things to patch up the problems before it all explodes in their face.
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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby Power n Glory » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:09 pm

StLGooner wrote:The whole system needs to be scrapped. I as a fan of the game and not just Arsenal would like to see more parity in the league. That way, someone like Fullham has just as much of a chance to win as City or Chelsea. Wouldn't that make for a more exciting league and overall game in general? Instead of knowing that realistically only 2 or 3 teams can win it? I know that would take a few years to get to, maybe even more, but it's designed horribly wrong and they're just going to keep trying new things to patch up the problems before it all explodes in their face.


Some clubs are now talking about banding together to form a super league. I think the football authorities have taken too long to address the problem and attempt to try and reverse the situation will probably result in the top teams breaking off to do their super league. No idea whete that traveling circus league leaves the fans.
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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby theHotHead » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:53 pm

To be honest this is where the fans need to stand up and wrest back some control. I can't imagine there is more than 5% of football fans that would want a super league, who wants to watch a league where its the same few clubs playing each other every week !! If the fans don't want it it shouldn't happen, TV export will fail if the fans boycott it, nobody wants to watch a game with no fans present.

Its up to us !!
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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby gooney » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:41 pm

If super league comes we will be left behind. Already 4 teams in uk bigger than us
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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby Zenith » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:43 pm

gooney wrote:If super league comes we will be left behind. Already 4 teams in uk bigger than us

As if the Super League thing is on the brink of happening... :rofll:

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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby UFGN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:56 pm

Zenith wrote:
gooney wrote:If super league comes we will be left behind. Already 4 teams in uk bigger than us

As if the Super League thing is on the brink of happening... :rofll:

Some people really do believe in fairy tales.


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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby tufnelltoughie » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:57 pm

Emery is already parroting what he has been told to say ' we have no money to be buy players only loans'.

It doesn't make it true tho and he is obviously no accountant as anyone with an elementary grasp of finance would see from the last few Annual Reports that the has been vast reserves of cash and gained £125 million from player sales last season.

We are being hoodwinked.
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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby UFGN » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:59 pm

StLGooner wrote:The whole system needs to be scrapped. I as a fan of the game and not just Arsenal would like to see more parity in the league. That way, someone like Fullham has just as much of a chance to win as City or Chelsea. Wouldn't that make for a more exciting league and overall game in general? Instead of knowing that realistically only 2 or 3 teams can win it? I know that would take a few years to get to, maybe even more, but it's designed horribly wrong and they're just going to keep trying new things to patch up the problems before it all explodes in their face.


Unless you can suggest a viable plan then I'm afraid it's just wishing upon a star

I'll save you the time.... There isn't a viable plan!!
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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby DiamondGooner » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:35 pm

tufnelltoughie wrote:Emery is already parroting what he has been told to say ' we have no money to be buy players only loans'.

It doesn't make it true tho and he is obviously no accountant as anyone with an elementary grasp of finance would see from the last few Annual Reports that the has been vast reserves of cash and gained £125 million from player sales last season.

We are being hoodwinked.


............. but it is true!

We only have the money Kroenke lets us have, you need to start realising this important fact, we are now 100% owned, its not multiple share holders anymore with money thrown into a pot, we are Kroenke's piggy bank, lock, stock and barrel.

If Kroenke doesn't give us funds from AFC's earnings or any other source then Emery is 100% right, we don't have any money to buy players.

You really need to separate the idea of AFC's money being "not Kroenke's money", we have what he gives us now.
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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby swipe right » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:38 am

DiamondGooner wrote:
tufnelltoughie wrote:Emery is already parroting what he has been told to say ' we have no money to be buy players only loans'.

It doesn't make it true tho and he is obviously no accountant as anyone with an elementary grasp of finance would see from the last few Annual Reports that the has been vast reserves of cash and gained £125 million from player sales last season.

We are being hoodwinked.


............. but it is true!

We only have the money Kroenke lets us have, you need to start realising this important fact, we are now 100% owned, its not multiple share holders anymore with money thrown into a pot, we are Kroenke's piggy bank, lock, stock and barrel.

If Kroenke doesn't give us funds from AFC's earnings or any other source then Emery is 100% right, we don't have any money to buy players.

You really need to separate the idea of AFC's money being "not Kroenke's money", we have what he gives us now.

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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

Postby Zenith » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:50 pm

His negativity starts to cost us even in what really should be winnable games.
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Re: Unai Emery, Arsenal Head Coach

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