Yet again the same old argument has been thrown at Chelsea this time by Samir Nasri. Nasri has been quoted speaking about what Arsenal have been trying to do under Arsene Wenger compared to what Chelsea have achieved and what City are trying to do. He said:
"It is annoying. The work we do is not getting the credit it deserves because we are not winning silverware. It's unfair because we have more merit as a club than those who have built their teams with millions.Pretty much par for the course and the same old comments that we as Chelsea fans have had thrown in our faces for six years now. Manchester City fans are only just getting used to it and will have to face the stick for years to come.
Arsenal have brought in young footballers, who have come here to play a certain kind of football and who have developed."
I am sure there are Arsenal fans that would want Arsene Wenger to spend the money he has available in abundance to add that little extra something to their side to make a real push for the title, but by doing that you need to spend big to attract the players that can do that.
Manchester City fans, for how many years have you watched City with no real chance of silverware and how long would you have settled for that?. Are you happy that your club has been taken over and you have been able to sign the players you have or do you feel guilty by doing so?
The thing that people need to rememeber is when you have the investment we have had, there comes additional expectations and requirements from the owner. The Managers and players simply HAVE TO deliver more or less as soon as possible or changes will be made (ask Mark Hughes). It comes down to who you buy to gel together and the players getting the job done on the pitch week in week out.
I think it's fair to say that City are learning that this is what has hurt them last season and in a few games this season (apart from beating us). Arsenal have had the same problems and these problems have cost them for years.
So to everyone reading this and no matter what club you support I am asking the question(s)
If your club had the opportunity for investment or monies available to spend to take you to the next level would you spend it like Chelsea and City have or settle for developing from within without being successful?.