In my "Messi" article, I wrote the following:
In the last year, United broke the £100 million ceiling in commercial revenue at £103.4 million. In the same period, Arsenal commercial revenue was £46.3 million.
This illustrates immediately why Arsenal can't compete with Manchester United in the transfer market. A quick survey shows that the other top clubs in Europe, Madrid and Barcelona all outstrip Arsenal in commercial revenue.
I then noted in that article that the next challenge facing Arsenal is to close this huge revenue gap, even as the club seeks to pay off her stadium debt.
The task therefore for Arsen...
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