Arsene Wenger Accuses Real Madrid & Manchester City Of 'Financial Doping'
07 August 2009 @ 13:21
The Arsenal gaffer has fired a cannon at Eastlands and the Bernabeu, branding their big-money buys as "financial doping"...Arsene Wenger has renewed his criticism of the money that has been lavishly spent by Manchester City and Real Madrid. The Citizens have splashed well over €100 million this summer, while Los Blancos have splurged over twice that amount during this transfer period.
"Manchester City look to me as if they have great squad quality-wise but sometimes, when you buy more than three players, you go into a technical gamble a little bit," the gaffer is quoted in The Telegraph as saying.
"Sometimes it clicks straight away, sometimes it can take a few months. If you do not find your balance straight away in the first games it is difficult."
The Frenchman hinted that money alone cannot buy a club all the laurels that it dreams of.
"Football is not as scientific and predictable as people have [it] sometimes," he remarked.
The former Monaco boss famously coined the term "financial doping" with respect to Chelsea during the time the Blues splashed big to bring the pillars of the game to Stamford Bridge. When quizzed as to whether he retained the same opinion with respect to the Citizens and Real, Wenger said, "Of course.
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