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Arsene Wenger under intense scrutiny within Arsenal

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As Arsenal succumbed to a opening day defeat at home for the first time in 20 years, there were boo's from all corners of the Emirates with fans repeatedly urging Wenger to sign more players before the transfer window closes. Could this be the start of Wenger's eventual departure from the club he has managed for 17 years?

As Anthony Taylor blew the whistle for full time at the Emirates on Saturday, one thing was finally made abundantly clear to Arsene Wenger: Arsenal need major strengthening before the transfer window closes.

Since the transfer window opened Arsenal have let go of 27 players, signing one player in the form of Yaya Sanogo, who came in on a free transfer.

Arsenal have been linked with many players but have failed to finalise any deals. Good examples would be Gonzalo Higuain who eventually went to join Rafael Benitez at Napoli and more recently Luiz Gustavo.

Although many thought the Brazilian was on his way to the Emirates, Wolfsburg quickly intervened. The lack of transfer activity could see Arsene Wenger lose his job, with many fans now feeling that a new manager is needed in order to reinvigorate the Gunners.

There is no doubt that Wenger has done an exceptional job at Arsenal since arriving in 1996 as he has maintained Arsenal's finances and stabalized the club by bringing in an attractive style of play and making very memorable and shrewd signings (Henry from Juventus for £11 million & Robin Van Persie for £2.75 million from Feyenoord).

Recently however, many have started to doubt Wenger's abilities to bring any success to Arsenal, with the Arsenal Supporter's trust claiming that Wenger should not be offered a new contract until after the transfer window.

"A decision on whether to offer an extension to the manager's contract which ends in May 2014 should only be taken following the closing of the transfer window and assessment of the team's performance in the weeks ahead."

With their local rivals Tottenham Hotspur spending over £60 million in order to improve their squad and other teams such as Manchester City, Newcastle United and Swansea City making additions to their squad, Arsenal face a risk of losing a place as one of England's most elite clubs, let alone Europe's elite.

With only two weeks left until the transfer window shuts, Arsene Wenger not only has a race to improve his current squad but to also save his job. 

 

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