Arsene Wenger has proved himself as a world class manager numerous times at his beloved Arsenal, but a desired trophy is something that all Gunners fans have wanted in the last eight years.
Arsene Wenger put together the invincible team with the likes of: Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Robert Pires. The 2003/04 season was one that will never be recreated in the near future but Arsene Wenger recently described his new crop of players as 'the best he had ever had'. This was an interesting statement as no one in the Arsenal team has won a trophy in the colours of white and red.
For the fans of this North London fortress, it has become increasingly concerning when opportunities have been vanquished. No Arsenal fan will ever forget the Carling Cup final against Birmingham, in which a calamitous mix up allowed Obafemi Martins deny Arsenal the chance to lift the trophy that should have been uncontested.
The Emirates stadium was a dazzling investment, and allows many Arsenal fans feel proud to take their seat along with the other eagerly anticipated 'gooners'. This although was always not necessarily going to be a clean transition period, it is becoming increasing dissatisfying, vying for a forth place finish, celebrating as if we had won the Barclays Premier League.
This year Arsenal invested in their record signing Mesut Ozil who suits the style of the play at the Emirates and with the most assists in Europe is bound to contribute to attacking success. Defensively we could have an issue, often leaking goals in circumstances when we just need to hold the game out.
This all said however, Champions League is surely out of the question with the group of death and the success of teams such as: Bayern Munich and Barcelona in recent years. Premier League success this year would tamper with the lack of faith put into Arsene Wenger in recent year, however the team does not seem to have the depth such as Chelsea and Manchester City.
To be more realistic Arsene Wenger needs to consider his options in the FA Cup and Capital One Cup, with surely one success becoming a catalyst to attract the world class players and then being able to compete at the top of the league rather than the Champions League position in which we have never won.
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