The former Arsenal striker and legend Ian Wright has said that that has to be a lot of questions asked on the future of Arsenal after they are set to lose the star striker Robin van Persie.
If the Dutchman leaves the club in the summer, then it would be the third major departure in consecutive seasons after the departure of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri last season. Arsenal have become a selling club according to Ian Wright and he has questioned the transparency over the finances of the club. Arsenal have moved into the top league in terms of the revenue generated in recent seasons due to the success of the Emirates stadium.
The 60,000 seater stadium was constructed six seasons ago and has been a major source of the revenue for Arsenal. However, the huge burden of the construction cost seem to be far outweighing the advantages because the club have been selling a number of the top players in subsequent seasons with no major additions. While the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City are bringing in players for around £ 40 million, Arsenal have been looking at the £ 10 million players in the last few seasons. It has contributed to their downfall in the league according to Ian Wright.
“How the hell did a club of Arsenal’s standing and resources get to the point where they are forced to wave goodbye to at least one top star every year? Since Thierry Henry decided in 2007 he had to leave in order to win the Champions League there has been a steady stream of players through the exit door at The Emirates,” said Ian Wright in a recent interview. Arsenal are set to pocket around £ 30 million from the sale of Robin van Persie, who is linked with Manchester United.