But Arsenal's expected demise . could push Newcastle into the Top Four!
We suffered heartache when we lost Andy Carroll, and Arsenal fans have been devastated by the loss of last season's Premier League top scorer.
It goes to show . EVERY player has a price.
Wenger: "I know it is a massive gamble but I feel we have the quality to deal with that. I can understand people are hurt.
"We anticipated this might happen so we bought Giroud and Podolski.
"We have lost world-class players before and we have always survived."