The glory days of ‘The Invincibles’ seem a far-cry away from where Arsenal are now.
Arsenal were once a formidable side in the Barclay’s Premier League, but now have found themselves in an abyss which they need to get out of, and quick!
Wenger is of the opinion his team is strong enough.
"I believe my squad have a special bond and that they are on their way upwards, they are not over the hill, they will get better.
"I am confident we will be stronger next season."
Is he deluded, or is he right?
Arsene Wenger has been at the helm of the Gunners for many years now and has made Arsenal who they are now.
He has always been criticised for his transfer policy. He signed many youngsters over the years, turning them into incredible first-team players, and sells them for a large fee. His profit margins will be through the roof. He bought Kolo Toure for a mere £150,000 from ASEC Mimosas and then offloaded him for an incredible £16 million.
The most incredible transfer has to be buying Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona for £2.25 million, before selling him back to Barca for £35 million. In those two transfers alone, he has made a profit of a cool £48.5 million.
Where does this profit go? On players such as Francis Jeffers, Sebastien Squillaci, Marouane Chemakh, the list continues.
Why has Wenger been so reluctant to splash the cash on a world-class player? No-one knows, but everyone knows it has come back and bit him on the backside.
The struggle to a top four finish has been unbearable for the Arsenal faithful, and the lack of top quality players was evident last season.
The loss of Robin van Persie was evident in the side who lacked the prolific goalscorer Arsenal have always seemed to own. The defensive aspect was woeful at the beginning of the season but seemed to find their feet towards the end of the season.
The only solid in the Arsenal squad appeared to be the midfield. Santi Cazorla has appeared to be another of Wenger’s best buys. Finally, the goalkeeper situation speaks for itself.
Wojciech Szczesny has a few incredible games, making unbelievable saves, only for him to make absolute howlers for the next five games, and without his obvious talents, Lukasz Fabianski is not of a Premier League standard.
It is obvious that Wenger needs to spend, and spend big this transfer window, but it is an all too familiar position Arsenal fans find themselves in, with rumours flying about left, right and centre, and with no end product or that prospective player moving to a different side.
It seems as though Luis Suarez is the strongest candidate to be pulling on the red and white of Arsenal next season, but a striker is not all Arsenal need. There has been no sign of a midfielder, defender or goalkeeper. Only constant rumours about Suarez.
It’s time for Wenger to forget about his policy that worked so well 10 or so years ago.
Football has changed and it appears it is all about the big buys and the world class signings. Will that happen anytime soon or will it be yet another sleepy transfer window for Arsenal?
I think everyone agrees that Arsene needs to go on a crazy spending spree if he wants to contest for the title.
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