Arsene Wenger must spend to end trophy drought

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Arsene Wenger has seen it all in the footballing world. He's gone from the highs of going a full season unbeaten in the Premier League, to the lows of losing his best player in Robin van Persie to bitter rivals Manchester United and going without winning a trophy in eight years. 

After another disappointing season, many feel this is Wenger's last chance to deliver before his reign ends. The Frenchmen is Arsenal's most successful manager in their history, but some are losing the faith about why a big club like Arsenal are failing to compete at the top. 

In all of sixteen years at the club, Wenger has guided Arsenal to qualifying for the Champions League - the Gunners secured this status yesterday as they beat Newcastle 1-0 at St James Park. 

However, the current squad are still lacking that real ruthlessness and experience required to win trophies, but do have some very talented footballers. 

Arsenal fans are losing patience and badly want silverware to signify that Wenger still is the right man for the job. In the last number of years Arsenal have lost some exceptional footballers to "bigger clubs" and this is a real topic of disbelief and frustration among the supporters. Robin van Persie, Alex Song, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy left the Emirates in search of trophies, which is disheartening for the club.

It has been well documented that Wenger has money to spend this summer and he needs to do so. Arsenal have been getting of the hook by qualifying for the Champions League consistently and losing 'bravely'. 

Are Arsenal fans willing to accept that the best their club can do is to fall short? No. Arsenal football club is bigger and better then that. A state of the art Emirates Stadium with a 60,000 capacity which is nearly full every week, the most profitable club in the country with a good history, Arsenal are capable of so much more.

From the likes of Patrick Viera and Thierry Henry who lit up Highbury for so much wonderful years, Arsenal need players so step up and make history of their own. 

A big season beckons for Arsenal and Wenger and here are players who could potentially sign who could make a big impact for Arsenal.

Transfer Targets:

Stevan Jovetic:

The Fiorentina hitman is one of the hottest properties in football at the moment after another impressive season in Serie A. Jovetic can play up front or just behind the striker and would offer Arsenal a lot of quality in those positions.

A tricky player with great dribbling skills and an eye for a shot, Jovetic has been of interest from Premier League clubs for a few seasons now. At 23, Jovetic is still an exciting prospect as he has it all to become a real top player, technically excellent, Fiorentina would want a bid in the region of 25m euros to potentially let the Montanagro international leave.

Pierre Aubameyang:

Aubameyang is making a big name for himself in french football after a fine season for Saint-Etienne. The Gabon international has hinted his desire to play in the Champions League and his play would suit the Premier League and the Gunners. 

With 18 goals already this season, Aubameyang is getting interest from big clubs all around Europe. Fast, full of tricks and a good finisher, Aubameyang could play in the wide areas or lead the line himself. Hugely talented and a real flair player, Saint-Etienne could sell for just £10 millions euros with Newcastle also showing interest.

Etienne Capoue:

Arsenal lacked a real defensive midfielder this year after losing Alex Song to Barcelona, and Capoue could fill this role. A powerful holding midfielder, Capoue is highly rated in his homeland of France where he plays with Toulouse. Capoue makes his presence known in the middle of the park, and would relish a chance in English football. 

A now French international, Capoue would be a pefect buy for Wenger. He is very composed on the ball and his use of ball is excellent. Capoue would cost around 8-10 million euros and is said to be keen for a new challenge and Arsenal would be ideal candidates. 


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