Former Arsenal player Alan Smith believes long time manager Arsene Wenger won't be around in the club next year if the Gunners fail to add a trophy to their trophy cabinet this season.
Commenting on the Premier League side's transfer policy, Smith lamented the club missing out on Gonzalo Higuain after seemingly being in the driving spot to land the former Real Madrid striker.
Smith who now works as a Sky TV pundit further added that Wenger's reluctance to spend big in the market despite being given a huge transfer kitty is a worrying factor and believes it is high time the 63-year-old gives in to the financial situation of the market these days.
"Everyone has spoken about Arsenal's trophy drought for too long now," he said.
"Higuain going to Serie A was a real worry. Arsene is adamant he doesn't want to pay over the odds to sign a player.
"But maybe it has got to the point where they have to bite the bullet, because they haven't made signings in a way they suggested they would.
"Of course you can't grab world-class signings out of thin air - but it can't go on much longer.
"The most worrying aspect is that he has got the money but can't add to the squad, which just builds up the frustration.
Smith added that Wenger's powerful position at Arsenal could actually be working against him.
"Arsene is all powerful at the club and luckily he has American owners who don't really know the game and he is allowed to carry on," the former striker continued.
"But the manager is now getting stick from fans for whom he was God.
"It's time to kick on - but maybe if you can’t it is time for someone else at the end of the season.
"He might even make the move and quit himself."
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