Arsenal’s relatively bleak standing within English football became clearer overnight as rivals Spurs edged closer to a £65m signing.
With the sum to seal a reported done deal for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele eclipsing that of The Gunners’ entire transfer budget, fans were left to come to terms with the possibility that their arch-rivals had surpassed their club in the current footballing world.
As supporters lamented Arsenal’s move to the Emirates Stadium – which subsequently saw a period of restricted investment at the club – Tottenham’s first signing for over a year comes just months after belatedly moving to a new stadium of their own.
That led some fans to wonder how there is such a contrast in the shapes of the two clubs currently, with some even giving credit to Spurs’ ability to sell players for high fees – which Arsenal have demonstrated a lack of during this summer alone.
All things considered, it seems that some fans may be coming round to admitting that Arsenal are no longer the top dogs in North London:
We got sold a lie. With the stadium move
— MG (@ArsenalWeAre1) June 25, 2019
Because ATM they’re miles ahead of us
— Muhammad Ahmed (@DohukyMD3) June 25, 2019
Ndombele is a monster
— #Kroenkeout (@arsenalbarclays) June 26, 2019
Arsenal are run as a business end of. It’s all about making money and nothing else. Just look who is running the club
Why do they have so much money compared to us? They’ve only just built a stadium
— Öxford Gooner (@OxonGooner) June 26, 2019
Spurs know how to sell players. The amount of money they have ad won bang average players is crazy.
We can’t even get good money for decent players.
Club is a shambles in the transfer market
— UpTheArse (@UpLeArse) June 25, 2019
Meanwhile we cant even get Carrasco ????
— Jonathan Lenz (@jlenz98) June 25, 2019
Because he’s such a talented young prospect. And this just makes me realise how far behind we are and that gap seems to widen even more
— Arsenalist (@arsenalboy96) June 25, 2019