What assertions? Like it took us five years of dithering to find a striker, like we go and buy someone like Ozil, and expect him to run back and defend, rather than replacing our shielding midfielder we we sold off years ago, all while for some unfathomable reason, which couldn’t possibly be for collateral, we hold masses of cash in reserve, which we don’t sensibly spend on players, which we could loan out like other clubs, either to sell later on, or to integrate into the team . This all started with the arrival of Kroenke. Pre Kroenke, if we were deficient in any areas, we just went out and filled them. If we were paying less than other clubs for our season tickets, this penny pinching may be acceptable, but as we are paying the highest in the world, it certainly isn’t, and as we are supposed to be running a self sustaining model, and not providing collateral for any external interests, I don’t see any reason for it.