Posted on Thursday, 19th July 2012 by Iain Culverhouse
Well he has been out of the limelight for a while now and someone has mistakenly rattled Stewart Robson’s cage.
Robson told talkSPORT hosts Hawksbee and Jacobs:
‘There is only one person to blame and that’s the manager.
‘His philosophy hasn’t been working in recent years.
‘He wanted to get in young players and build them up but it hasn’t worked because players want to leave when they’re not winning things.
‘The person who runs Arsenal is Arsene Wenger. The board don’t dictate to him, he dictates to them. So it’s his policy that they don’t want to spend big money and big wages.’
It seems to me that there is a little more behind this, as I honestly don’t think Wenger is to blame for RVP’s quit threat.
Van Persie alone decided to announce that he was ready to call it quits. He was not persuaded by anyone, as far as we know, and it was a choice he opted for.
Wenger has stood by Robin every single year, injury after injury, and yet he has been repaid by the Dutchman saying he wants to leave.
Let’s not forget Robson is a regular on Arsenal TV and really should be behind the club, not coming out and putting it more in the media spotlight.
In the same interview, after knocking Wenger, he went on to say how that it was good that the Frenchman had brought the players in early, as appose to leaving it last minute like last summer.
However, Robson went on to criticise Wenger, in regards to other players he has bought over the past few years:
‘They are paying big money to players who aren’t good enough, the likes of Denilson, Vela, Bendtner. And they can’t sell them because they’re being paid too much money. And who pays them that money? Arsene Wenger.’
I really don’t see how he can say that their wages are a stumbling block. It is simple in the case of Denilson, Sao Paulo couldn’t afford the transfer fee, but they are paying his wages in full.
Carlos Vela is likely to be sold to Real Sociedad, where he has spent the last 12 months on loan.
Then there is Nicklas Bendtner, who spent last season on loan with Sunderland, with the club paying his wages. It has nothing to do with the Dane’s wages. Nobody wants him simply because he is useless!
In my honest opinion, Robson is being nothing more than a petulant little child who is in need of a good hard slap. Hopefully the club and Wenger tell Robson that his services are no longer required.
The more we hear from him the better!
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