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Arsene Wenger: S’pore govt as efficient with use of money as Arsenal

Posted on 01 April 2017

Difficulty loosening purse strings would a good caretaker of finances make.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who always bet against Arsenal when they enter the final 16 in the Champions League, are clapping their hands and nodding their heads in agreement.

This after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised the Singapore government for being efficient with its use of money the same way his football club is in the transfer market, resulting in top half finishes but devoid of memorable silverware.

This is following home affairs and law minister K Shanmugam’s comment previously where he said Singaporeans must trust the government to be efficient with its use of money.

One Singaporean, Pang Pua Liap, said: “When you don’t spend on your club and country, you can only finish in the top half without much silverware.”

“When you are too prudent with the funds and disperse it only gradually, do not expect to see leapfrogging grand changes and achievements.”

Other locals said a brave new world with evolving tactics and strategies will require upping the ante and keeping astride with big moves and bold investments.

Another local, Jin Da Fang, said: “When you don’t spend on your people, that will make you a very good caretaker of finances.”

“You can thrive but you won’t bloom, unlike Barcelona or Real Madrid.”

“One must make some risky investments in the young and the unproven and those without track records.”

“Give the people what they want and pamper them once in a while and you might be surprised at what success can be delivered when the time comes.”







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