What's happened to Arsenal since is irrelevant to be honest. The point is that in the absence of City and Chelsea, other clubs may well have emulated what Arsenal were doing at one point. So your statement that United would have just won everything is (perhaps) not true. |
For what it's worth, I don't think I agree that what's happened to Arsenal had absolutely nothing to do with Chelsea and City. I think Wenger's experiment was partly because he knew he'd never be able to sign the equivalents to the likes of Bergkamp and Henry now that those guys were on the scene. It was partly a reaction to what was happening elsewhere. But that's a side point as I say.
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