Disgruntled Arsenal Fan here, and a former member and regular supporter, home and away - Haven't the time or inclination these days, and I started to begrudge the massive money I was forking out to follow a fast becoming average club.
Can't understand the club's stance on transfers. Think we miss David Dein awfully. He was the man that made things happen, a great negotiator, and always seemed capable of getting a player that the manager wanted.
Wenger seems clueless, arrogant, and his deluded self belief is admirable but irritating. His belief that we can challenge with our current squad is ridiculous, and made my heart sink when I heard him say that. It hints that he's entertaining the idea of not signing anyone.
I think it was snooze you lose with Higuain, although I suspect we also dug our heels in when Real upped his value at an advanced stage of negotiations.
Not sure Suarez will come to us, only if he has no other option from elsewhere. He's undoubtedly one of the 10 best players in the world, and I can't see Arsenal signing him for 40m unopposed. Someone else will pop up and get him for 50m+ when it's crunch time. As a footballer he's magnificent. Reminds me of Thierry Henry in his pomp.
If we don't get Suarez , then that leaves us with very few options for a striker, and no doubt very little time to sort it out once all this saga has been put to bed. We seem to be putting all our eggs in one basket, and trying to snatch a top player on the cheap....this will bite us in the arse in some way at some point.
I have no desire to spend 40m+ on one player. I think it's bad business for Arsenal. This mythical 'war chest' of 70m could have secured us a good solid midfielder, defender, striker (Higuain) and goal keeper. And god know we need them!
I've seen it all before, year after year, the promise of new players and big spending around season ticket renewal time, false promises, hints at big signings that never quite pan out, then the management holding up their hands saying we tried to sign Higuain, Suarez, etc etc excuses excuses.
We seem to be forgetting that we scraped 4th place last season by the skin of our teeth, and those around us are spending...
Arsenal fans are like Mushrooms...we're kept in the dark and fed sh*t.
I'm tired of it.