Who cares. I’m telling you what it means for our club but anyway, I don’t think other clubs do have different definitions. It 100% means it’s not an expense. I know how it works, instead of you guessing why not go off and read about it.
If Wenger is still here next season, we could maybe see Watford, Everton and Leicester competing for the new sixth place trophy we are challenging for.
If the only way we can compete with the other top clubs, is to significantly increase our ticket prices, does this mean that Wenger was lying to the supporters when he said we could afford any player?
Surely, not your hero telling a pack of lies.
We are never going to compete with Man City, simply because we don’t have a manager or owner with any ambition other than to drift along in the Europa League places, so they might as well reduce prices.
Wait whut? Our matchday income is a lot higher than theirs. If you want to take anything away from these two graphs it is that Arsenal really to needs work on commercial revenue (even if theirs is artificially inflated to cope with financial fairplay). How on earth do you gather from this information that matchday is a revenue stream that needs to be put more effort in?
But that’s exactly what the majority of Arsenal fans have done year after year after year of Wenger’s reign.
1996 to 2004 - we are either the best team in the league or second to Man U, something everyone can understand as Man U were by far the richest and best run club.
2004 to 2006: An understanding that we might have fallen off the pace slightly with a great team coming to the end of its cycle, a stadium move imminent and the emergence of Chelsea.
2006 to 2011: Some loud dissenting voices emerge but the majority of Arsenal fans still believe that the team is broadly doing the best it can with a stadium to pay off.
After that it becomes murkier with regards to how large a percentage of the fanbase support the manager and believe that the team is doing the best it is capable of.
The point is, all evidence actually suggests that most Arsenal fans probably would give the club credit for doing the best it can but falling short of ultimately winning.