He went to the cupboard and the cupboard was bare?
As a bat out of hell has caused the whole world to grind to a full stop and left us all teetering on the edge of Dante’s inferno, football must take a long hard look at itself.
The EPL especially, must gulp a large intake of breath and decide wether it keeps on the path of monetary oblivion or look at the bigger human picture and realise that the planet is on the verge of being financially screwed and adjust its perception accordingly.
From Arsenal’s perspective, how can we justify paying £300k a week on any player, when we are likely to lose £100m in match day revenues alone.
How can we pay £50m for a player, when the worlds economy is likely to shrink by 25% and unemployment rates are at 15%.
It would be immoral and frankly grotesque.
The cupboard will likely be bare and we need to look at our own, to see us through the next few seasons and personally, I think we have the resources to back ourselves and put us back in contention.
To balance the books, some big names and big salaries, of the ilk of Auba, Laca and Ozil will/may have to go and Post Covid Arsenal could look this;
Smith-Rowe (Ceballos, if we are lucky)
Excluding Leno, the ever average age of the team would be around 22 and would still leave us with the likes of Chambers, Holding, Nelson, Willock and Guendouzi fighting for a starting berth and precocious talents such as Folarin Balogun, James Olayinka and Tyreece John Jules hopefully kicking down the door in a season or two.
To twist a well known faux pas, I believe, ‘You can win something with kids’.