Wow.. its all doom and gloom here since TH14 going to barca news came out.
Yes TH14, PV4, Pires etc are star players that left Arsenal and everyone says we're "doomed", "going downhill", "thats it, you're going down" etc etc when that happens.
But to put things in persepective; TH14, PV4 etc are NOT WORLD CLASS players before they played for Arsenal. Arsenal FC made them who they are.
Sometimes I find it silly that these senior players are demanding that the board and AW signs 'star players' so as to compete with Manu, Lpool and chelsea. If Arsenal signs star players, would Cashley Cole have the chance to break into the first team? Would TH14 have the chance to play? Would they (themselves) even be signed in the first place?
Arsene Wenger does not buy established stars - I think he considers that as some sort of 'cheating'. He rather bring them in young, Cesc Febregas, Van Persie(cat), Rosicky, Reyes, Anelka are good examples.
I dont think the future is bleak for Arsenal, we have a wonderful stadium, a young talented squad waiting to come good, a coach that plays soccer that is beautiful to watch and exciting. (not always I know). In Arsene I trust. Keep the faith