After all, they have been doing plenty of laughing at us since the weekend.
Apparently, Arsenal could have signed Arshavin but they couldn’t afford his wages.
According to Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lachter, Arshavin wanted just too much money.
“Wenger was serious about buying Arshavin,” said Lachter in the Daily Express.
“If Andrei could have tempered his financial appetite, it was quite possible he would be playing at the Emirates right now.
“Arsenal were prepared to pay about £15million for him.
“(Arsene) Wenger is indeed a cunning fox who always says one thing and does the other. He wanted Andrei, but Arsenal are the only top English club who do not pay large salaries.”
While I am a fan of Arsenal’s activity in the transfer market on the whole, their unwillingness to pay decent wages is causing them a lot of problems including losing Hleb, Flamini and almost Adebayor.
I know Arsenal have had a lot more success than Spurs in recent years but over the next few, Spurs are likely to reverse that trend because of their financial clout.
Arsenal haven’t won a trophy since the FA Cup in 2005. As much as their fans said our Carling Cup win meant nothing last season, they would have loved to have been in that position, especially beating Chelsea in the final, something they were unable to achieve the previous year.
We might not have had much to laugh about on Saturday but look at the bigger picture and you’ll soon be smiling again.