"Imagine the worst situation - we lose Fabregas and Nasri. You cannot convince people you are ambitious after that," he told reporters on the club's Malaysian tour.That was a month or so ago. Nasri and Fabregas are now gone. Is Arsenal still a "big" and "ambitious" club?
"You cannot pretend you are a big club. A big club holds onto its big players and gives a message out to all the other big clubs that they just cannot come in and take [players] away from you. We worked very hard with these players for years to develop them and now it's time for us to keep them together."
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Was Arsene Right?
Quoted at Soccernet.com (here):