McCarthy admits he'd happily pay to watch the Gunners play their slick passing game - he just won't be very happy if he finds himself watching it in full flow tonight.
He said: "They didn't sign any big names and some people were cribbing about it. I can never understand it because the guy consistently had a team that won things.
"If not they were always in the running, the club wasn't bankrupted, has a stadium that is the envy of everyone and a team that plays better football than anyone.
"And there are people still not happy with that."