Arsenal’s Transfer Policy Slammed By Gunners Legend
Arsenal legend Tony Adams has slammed his former side for becoming a selling club after seeing a number of key players leave the Emirates in recent seasons.
Arsenal legend Tony Adams has slammed his former side for becoming nothing more than a selling club after seeing a number of key players leave the Emirates in recent seasons.
Adams spent nearly 20 years at Arsenal between 1983 and 2002, making 672 appearances for the club during an illustrious career, which included lifting two doubles under the management of Arsene Wenger.
However, ‘Mr Arsenal’ has now claimed his beloved Gunners are sending out the wrong message after becoming a selling club, with the likes of Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas, Gael Clichy, Alex Song and Robin van Persie all leaving the club in recent summers.
The 45-year-old believes Arsenal were more ambitious during his time there and players didn’t even think twice about committing their futures to the club – unlike nowadays when players are joining to rivals in order to win trophies – something Adams finds hard to take.
Quoted in the Independent, Adams said:
“It sends out all the wrong messages for me, being a selling club.
“Piece by piece for seven years, it chips away at your credibility. Selling your best players is part of that.
“I very much see Arsenal as the biggest club in the world, so I can’t understand why anybody would want to play anywhere else – but I can understand it was very different for me.
“I had people in the boardroom who were very ambitious and wanted to win like me – that’s easy then, your contract goes in front of you and you sign it because you are all pulling in the same direction.
“Robin wants to win and he thinks that he can win things with Manchester United and he can’t with Arsenal. That is hard to take.
“I am looking at it not as an ex-player or pundit, but as a fan and giving what the fans are thinking and feeling.”
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