Gary Neville questions Arsenal director’s statement

Manchester United legend Gary Neville criticises Arsenal director Lord Philip Harris for his comments in the media

Social Spy
By Social Spy

Gary Neville has questioned the logic behind Arsenal director Lord Philip Harris’s recent comments in the media.

The Gunners director claimed that the north London side have £200 in the kitty which has given manager Arsene Wenger license to sign any player in the world.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Lord Harris revealed that the FA Cup holders have recovered financially from the massive costs of building The Emirates Stadium, which has freed up funds for new players.

“Money was tight when we moved to the Emirates but it’s a lot freer now,” Lord Harris told the Daily Mail.

“We could go into the market and probably buy any player in the world, apart from half a dozen who are unbuyable. In the accounts, there’s over £200million in the bank. You could say to Arsene we’ve got no money and he wouldn’t worry, or you could give him £100m and he might not spend it.”

Former Manchester United defender Neville questioned whether Lord Harris should be making the above statement in an interview with the British media.

Neville wrote on BreatheSport: “I just don’t understand why any club would make this statement.”

He added: “Like buying a house and walking in saying I love it, want it and I’m rich.”

When Sunday Times journalist David Conn suggested that Lord Harris lacked experience in the media, Neville replied:

“Agreed. Bet he’s being kicked under the table by AW [Arsene Wenger] and the board.”

Arsenal have signed Petr Cech in an £11m deal from Premier League champions Chelsea this summer.

The Gunner didn’t, however, follow through on their reported interest in Raheem Sterling, who swapped Liverpool for Manchester City in a £49m deal.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Friendly rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer celebrate ‘the great memories we shared’
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Lineker sends message to Arsenal fans after 5-2 win over Everton
The Sport Review
Jose Mourinho confirms return of key Man United star for Tottenham clash
The Sport Review
Gary Neville pinpoints where Man United need to improve