The Premier League season hasn’t even started yet and some Arsenal fans are already having a meltdown.
They’ve had to sit back and watch as Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea splash the cash, while they have had to make do with the arrival of Granit Xhaka for £30million, Bolton’s Rob Holding and Japanese striker Takuma Asano.
With just 12 days remaining until their opening league fixture against Liverpool, it’s time for Gooners to start getting a little worried.
Article continues below
But it’s not just Arsenal fans that fear for their side this season. Former Chelsea and Celtic striker Chris Sutton also does.
Sutton, who also won the Premier League with Blackburn in 1995, has slammed both Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board for their lack of spending and their lack of ambition.
Article continues below
"I just worry about Arsenal again this season. They’ve shown absolutely no intent," Sutton told BBC Five Live, per Goal.com.
"I think the board and Wenger are letting the fans down. I just don’t know where Arsenal are going - if I were an Arsenal fan I’d be desperately disappointed.
"They’ve said they are not going to spend, the board are happy, aren’t they? Every year, Champions League football, get the money.
"You’ve got a manager who can choose when he leaves, they’ve got no intent, they had a great chance of winning the league last season, they just don’t spend, and if you’re an Arsenal fan you just think ‘well, it’ll be top four again, we won’t win anything.’”
Despite frustration from the fans, they may well be added to their squad before the season begins. According to reports, Alexandre Lacazette is close to joining the north London club while they have also been heavily linked with Shkodran Mustafi.
However, it could well be all a bit too late to win over some of the fanbase, especially when they’ve had to watch both Manchester clubs spend plenty of money this summer.
Jose Mourinho has signed Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and is on the verge of capturing Paul Pogba at Old Trafford, while Pep Guardiola has brought Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito and Leroy Sane at the Etihad.
It’s for that reason that Sutton doesn’t think the Gunners - who haven’t won the league since 2004 - will be crowned champions ever again under Wenger.
“You see Manchester United and Manchester City showing intent, it’s just getting harder and harder, until Wenger goes Arsenal won’t win the Premier League," he added.