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Arsenal executive criticizes Manchester City

February 2, 2012 by  
Filed under International, Premier League

Arsenal FC chief executive Ivan Gazidis takes a swipe against fellow Premier League side Manchester City.

With the Gunners doing well in three out of four competitions, Gazidis has said that table-toppers Manchester City are jealous of them fighting on more fronts for silverware. “We’re in three competitions this year. Manchester City would love to be in three competitions,” Gazidis in an interview. He further criticized the Citizens’ expensive spending habits, and compared them with the Gunners’ approach under Arsene Wenger.

“I don’t disagree that it’s [money] important. But we do things based on a value system. We’re about creating star players, not about buying them.” Currently, Arsenal are 18 points off the pace in the English Premier League, which sees them out for domestic league honors, and are fighting tooth and nail to claim a spot in the top four, to enable them to play in the Champions League. They have also progressed to the next round of the FA cup with a win over Aston Villa.

The club are also in the knockout phase of the Champions League, and the Gunners would have to defeat Italian side AC Milan, if they are to progress to the next round of Europe’s biggest club competition.

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