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Gunners Chairman Warns: Another Trophyless Season Could Be Ahead

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has warned the fans the club could face another season without a trophy.

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has warned the fans the club could face another season without a trophy.

The Gunners have now gone six seasons without a trophy and Hill-Wood claims it has become increasingly difficult to challenge clubs with far superior spending power. He told the Daily Star:

“Some people have gone 25 years without a trophy and it is becoming more and more difficult with all the people with unlimited pockets.”

As for the price rise for season tickets, where Arsenal were already the dearest in the league, Hill-Wood said:

“People don’t seem to realise that VAT went up so we weren’t trying to make any money out of it.”

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  1. s j little

    August 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

    No wonder Arsenal fails with a Chairman as dumb as this!

  2. hec

    August 3, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Has this man ever done a proper days work in his entite life ?

  3. Adeyinka-salako

    August 3, 2011 at 11:40 am


  4. pat

    August 3, 2011 at 11:41 am

    please get rid of this idiot he is just a puppet with no holding in the club just wheel him out to annoy fans and players alike

  5. Patrick

    August 3, 2011 at 11:47 am

    What is the work of the chairman? Is it to predict trophless seasons? Arsenal should spend to big players. Annoyed fan

    • njf

      August 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm

      It is poor form for the chairman to inform supporters to be ready for another trophyless run, before the season starts! As if watching the transfer market didn’t make a supporter fear for Champion’s league football, let alone trophies. It is a bad joke.

  6. Judith Le'Strange

    August 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    PHW should keep his size 12 boots out of his mouth & instead of saying we’ll go without a trophy this coming season should actually be boosting the prospects of the team. Anyway where’s the money that’s been brandied about that we’re supposed to have for all the big signings we’re supposed to be making. It seems we have to sell before buying, Arsenal & Wenger are becoming a joke amongst the fans.

  7. Positive annoyed gunner

    August 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    We r going to extend more trophyles season. And this is if we’ll not spend on two experienced central defenders and a holding midfielder

  8. martie

    August 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    jesus when will PHW just bloody die, He thinks we are peasants and he is our overlord. he bloody sees us as just peons, at HIS club, hectually think Arsenal is his club. This guy and Friar think Arsenal are some long lost outpost of the British Empire in India somewhere. Im sick of this bloody guy. he will enevr leave because he thinks its club. I really hope he dies soon.

    • John

      August 3, 2011 at 12:54 pm

      Shocking post; why do the moderators leave a post like this on their site?

      • joni.bravo124

        August 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm

        Given the utter bollocks that comes out of PHW @ n every time he opens that over sized Gob, just maybe….one wud understand why another would rather PHW didn’t exist anymore. Some people r better off dead than alive.

    • bazzaaaaaaaaaaaa

      August 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

      hear hear, would love to see this guy top himself, absolutely useless!

  9. mick

    August 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    A degree of optimism would have been nice, however he is absolutely right in what he says. It is about time that a large amount of supporters became more realistic about the difficulty that clubs such as ours have in competing with the mega rich clubs like Man City.

    • Raz

      August 3, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      Wake up. If Arsenal spend no money on a defender then clearly we are going to fall even more behind.

  10. djm235

    August 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    They don’t care about the fans, they are not willing to win trophies, they don’t give their best and struggle to sign players, they don’t even care about arsenal’s players. All they care about is money

  11. Wheresmyarsenalgone

    August 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    If that is the attitude of phw and probably the board as they not telling him to shut up!!, then it is obvious that the board need to go. As they are clearly not bothered by the situation. If the stupid old git hasn’t noticed our two biggest share holders are billionaires!!!! So don’t give us shit about vat and the rest of it jus sort the bloody problem out and we will be happy once again. If this board wants us to be at SPURS level then out they MUST GO!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Ken

    August 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    We are not looking for a messi style signing all we are asking for is experinced defenders a holding midfielder and a striker Cahill samba Enrique Parker benzima 70 million sell cesc bentner arshavin eboue total received 70 million
    Even leichester cityhave spent more than us

  13. Jago

    August 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Sack him now! Spending power is not the problem too many kids and lack of investment over last four years is arsenals problem! This same idiot said in May wenger has 100 million to spend so how is that not being able to compete!!!

  14. kevmacn

    August 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    He has a point… birmingham would never have one the carling cup if it wasn’t for the mega millions they invested. this man is such a tool and he would do a lot of arsenal fans a favor by just moving on. from the club or just to the after life. either one suits.

    considering our revenue i fail to see why we cant afford some quality players once in a while. Somebody should tell mr hill wood that when he dies, he cant take his money with him.

  15. forbar

    August 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    This man, to have spoken such words, is a bumbling stupid idiot. Fool of the 1st grade. I am disapointed. This is a very good example of a bad, visionless and hopeless leader cum chairman.

  16. Aleem

    August 3, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Dat man is a fool,i mean hw can a whole talk like dat,he is not even assuring fans at all,even if nasri wanna stay,i am pretty sure he will not bcos of dis idiot man comment.

  17. WillyG

    August 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    He’s just stating the facts. He knows tight-ass Wenger will never change his philosophy and buy defenders. Defenders don’t make attractive football.

    • Raz

      August 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm

      So why doesn’t he sack him instead of saying that we could go many more years without a trophy? It’s because a top 4 spot each year lines his pockets.

  18. al

    August 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Mr wenger, come on man and stop messing about.Sign Chris Samba and phil jeqielka together with strong arm holding midfielder in the Nigel Dejong mould and then we can win the league again. Get rid of the dead wood such as Eboue, Rosicky, Bendtner, Denilson,Fabregas (yeah I said it) and Diaby.We the Arsenal faithful can see the problems so why cant you.

  19. Woshy

    August 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    This chairman is an idiot!afew days ago he promised dat Arsenal are going 2spend,now is talking ol ths nonsense!God,i wish Usmanov hd been the major shareholder,people lyk wenger would av been history in Arsenal

  20. john

    August 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    When the chairman blurts statements like this what chance has a club got f%&*#king idiot

  21. WengersGuideDog

    August 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    “People don’t seem to realise that VAT went up so we weren’t trying to make any money out of it.”

    quite the opposite Peter, we realise that VAT increased, however, we also acknowledged that VAT went from 17.5% to 20%, meaning a 2.5% increase. But yet our season tickets went up 6.5%. If your not trying to make money out of us, please please please tell us where our other 4% has gone?

    • Raz

      August 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      Shows how thick he is to use VAT as an excuse.

  22. Onye

    August 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    I have come 2 believe that some people are hopeless in their, imagine chairman of a great club like Arsenal talkin rubbish on air

  23. Andrew

    August 3, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    You are right without spending arsenal will not qualify for champions league talkless of winning trophy. Since the club bord has no word for arsene wenger, arsenal will be going down every season.

  24. Chiedozie

    August 3, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    It is a shame we have this type of person on the board of our beloved club.


    August 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    OH my God… is Hill Wood in his rightful senses to carelessly utter such a disgraceful statement as this one? How can you fail to pick any goodies in the store when you have all the money then lament that your family is about to go hungry for the next one week

  26. Roger

    August 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm


  27. Adams Tinat

    August 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    This fool and so called Chairman is actually talking the mind of majority share holder, called Kroanke.they just love money and dont want to invest. fuck u kroanke, why did u block Usmanov from making Arsenal fans proud in terms of trophies. this is a man dat sincerely love arsenal and want to spend big to tell Abromovich he can manage a successful club better. this idiots conninved and frustrated him.down kroanke and up Usmanov.

  28. ck

    August 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Poor Arsenal fans. The chairman says, don’t expect a trophy. The manager says, coming second is fine.

  29. Adebisi adeniji osogbo

    August 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    This old fool must be burried along with pound sterling stupid miser

    • WengersGuideDog

      August 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

      why would bury the pound sterling? Its stronger than the dollar, the euro and yen!?

  30. Bryan

    August 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    I am surprised that fans in London are taking in all these crap. Someone please take a gun and shoot this moron. And AST is equally to blame, they are supposed to be voices of the fans but they are not putting any pressure on the board or whatsoever.

    Isn’t the shift to Emirates supposed to let us compete with these “UNLIMITED POCKETS”??? Then why are fans in Arsenal paying the most expensive tickets??? Since we are not gonna win any trophy like the rest then please PRICE YOUR GOD DAMN USELESS TICKETS THE SAME LEVEL WITH THOSE TEAM WHO ARE NOT GONNA WIN ANYTHING.

    Under performing team, over paid tickets, this is just pure ripped off of the fans. Gooners in London, PLEASE DO SOMETHING TO IT!!! Organize a mass protest outside the stadium, boycott the match or whatever, please do some extreme actions if needed please!!!!!

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