Hey, it’s quiet, any excuse for a cheap gag. We’re not really getting a whiff of anything truthful from today’s rumours, so there’s no point worrying.
Also, there’s a lot of talk this morning about Arsenal’s wages and how Arsene Wenger is the man in charge of them. Headlines from the Mirror, for example, shout:
‘I decide how much my players get paid’
But this quote is worth reading:
I don’t know how it works at other clubs, but the wages at Arsenal are decided in consultation between me and the board. There is an amount of money that is dedicated to the wages every year. Within that budget, we try to come up with payments that are sensible and defensible.
As long as the economical balance within a club is respected and you pay the people with the resources that make economical sense, then it is fine. If I want to pay a player a little more than the budget, then I ask for the authorisation from the board.
While there are obviously issues with wages at Arsenal, some earn too much, some earn too little, isn’t it more ridiculous to think that a manager wouldn’t be involved in deciding what a player earns?
At any club it’s the manager who knows his players better than anyone and is therefore best placed to decide, or at least inform the board, what his salary ought to be in relation to others at the club.
Storm, meet teacup. Now, let’s get on with the business of beating Swansea.11,645 views