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Arsene Wenger: Has he got it wrong?

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Arsenal have not won a trophy since 2005, yet Arsene Wenger has the chance lift a piece of silverware providing they beat Hull City in the FA Cup final on May 17th.

Despite managing a team of 'invincibles' back in 2004, the Arsenal manager has treat a place in the Champions League as a trophy in recent years - which for a club like Arsenal should really not be the case. 

After failing to sign an abundance of 'big money' players, unlike Manchester City, Chelsea and even their North London rivals Tottenham. Arsenal had to frantically clinch a deal with Real Madrid playmaker, Mesut Ozil on transfer deadline day. 

This deal, despite being a fantastic bit of business, was the only buy to send a message to the Premier League - and at first this seemed to revolutionise Arsenal's chances of returning to their glory years of the early 'noughties'.

Sadly, this was not to be, after the Gunners have flopped in 2014 despite leading up until December. With injuries to Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey (who made a huge impact in their 3-1 over West Ham last night) things seemed to be looking bleak at the Emirates, and the familiar chase for fourth place replaced any hope of an elusive Premier League title.

One talking point of late, has been the debate over Olivier Giroud, Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sanogo. Giroud has 14-goals to his name in the league this year however, at times the Frenchman has looked isolated - which has lead to speculation over his future at the Emirates.

This probed Wenger to make a decision which could increase Arsenal's goal tally, however strangely enough this was to replace his leading goalscorer with youngster Yaya Sanogo. 

Now, we all know that Giroud's off the field antics have not helped, however a brace from Lukas Podolski last night and a touch of class from Giroud, reignited questions of why these two have not played together more often? 

Podolski has hardly featured regularly in Arsenal's starting XI (for some strange reason) yet has still managed to score six and create three goals.

With the German and French striker working together this could potentially be a match made in heaven, with Giroud's presence and goal scoring ability, along with Podolski's power, this could formulate a fantastic partnership - so why has it taken so long for Wenger to realise this?

If Hull City do the unthinkable and beat Arsenal to win in their first ever FA Cup final, Wenger's time in London could well be up. Granted - after the support the board has shown the manager during this drought, it is unlikely the Arsenal manager of 14-years will be sacked. 

However, is it perhaps time for Arsenal to be lead in a different direction?

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