Arsenal have started getting their form back but it is a little bit too late for them. If they had played this way in the earlier parts of this season then they would be one of the title contenders. But they have has mainly improved after they spend quite a great amount on the Russian play, Andrei Arshavin. As many soccer lovers would know, Arsenal are never big spenders. In fact of all the teams in the premier league, it is probable that Arsenal make profits while the others are still making major loss. The Arsenal policy is quite good. It’s something like this: buy cheap young talented players, develop them and sell them at a higher profit.
One good example of this Arsenal soccer business is Thierry Henry. When he arrived at Highbury in London, he was not well known. But he was a young talented player with great skill and a wonderful finishing touch. He arrived in Arsenal in 1999 and in his debut season was very marvelous. Having to play alongside Arsenal legends such as Bergkamp was an added advantage. He was acquired for less than 10 million pounds.
As time got by he became better and was able to lead the gunners to win a number of trophies including the famous unbeaten run that led them to win the English premiership title. He also helped them to win a number of FA cup trophies and led them in the finals of the 2005 Champions league. That was probably one of his greatest highlights. But after a season of misfortunes he decided to go to Barcelona in 2007 at a cost of 12 million pounds. See how the profits are made.
Another player I can recall is Hleb. In fact I never knew Alexandr Hleb existed until he came to Arsenal. Boy was this guy talented. His footwork was just amazing. He never feared any defences. He would attack them head on. But when he saw that Arsenal was not bringing in any trophies he opted to leave. I am not sure of the price at which he was bought but I am sure it was again less than 10 million pounds. He was sold at a cost of around 13million pounds to Barcelona. See how business is done!
So, although Arsenal are not bringing in any silverware, you have to remember that soccer is also a business. If they can balance between business and bringing profits, then they are bound to go very far!!!