However, as is clear, the financial results are only half the story: on the field the results are even better; the fact that they are playing so well, something most people didn't think would happen and saying that they needed some big guns (OK, OK!) some major signings etc. Well the club seem to think they have with MD Keith Edelman telling BBC Radio 5live that "These results demonstrate we really don't need any outside investment," adding:
"We secured all the players we wanted in the summer and manager Arsene Wenger did not spend his budget."A really young side suddenly looking good, a fact that boy-wonder Francesc puts down to, amongst other things, being liberated of TH14 (that doesn't mean we don't think he was a demi-God for Arsenal!)
"Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas says Thierry Henry's departure has given the team the freedom to play without fear."...the comeback to whip the evil Spuds, the fantastic result against Sevilla in the Champions League (I must admit that I thought 1-0 or a 1-1 or 0-0 draw would be the outcome), then the thrashing of poor Derby all make for a 10 days...now all this is sure to be me putting my foot in it...cue losing in the Carling Cup tomorrow or the headlines at the weekend...will it be "Hammers outgunned" or "Young Guns hammered"?
Whatever...the future's bright...but there is a dark side...