Posted on Monday, 30th May 2011 by Chris Eller
The two former Gunners gave their views on the matter in an interview following the completion of the London Legends Cup which took place yesterday afternoon. However, are they right, or should Wenger stick with what he has been doing for the last decade at Arsenal?
In my opinion, I couldn’t agree more with Parlour and Winterburn.
Arsenal are a club that should be battling for the Premier League title every season. Arsenal should be winning domestic cup honours, or at least reaching the finals of them. Arsenal should be doing a whole lot better in Europe, competing with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. But the fact of the matter is we just won’t do it without shifting the dead weight, selling the players who just don’t care about the club, players who just play for a quick buck and then pack their bags.
Winterburn, who made over 400 appearances for Arsenal in his career, stated:
’I think Arsene Wenger will change it in the summer and will bring in some new players. It’s a massive season for Arsenal next year and a big summer ahead. I think he needs to bring some more players in and maybe let a few go. This is where the manager has to earn his money.’
I totally agree with Nigel. Wenger needs to show everyone how good a manager he really is, and that he can sign those big players, as well as use his youth policy when it’s needed.
Parlour also gave his assessment over the current situation at Arsenal. The former Gunner said:
‘In a way, when Arsene Wenger first came to the club the supporters got a bit spoiled as he continued the tradition of winning trophies, but you also have to look at what else he’s brought to the club with a new training ground and the infrastructure for a new ground.’
‘The last six years haven’t been great in terms of winning things so I think he’ll need to reassess things and bring some new players in over the summer.’
I couldn’t agree more with Ray, and believe it’s time for Wenger to listen to the fans, who pay their hard earned cash to watch their team week in week out, and go out and splash the cash made available to him this summer.
What are your thoughts on the matter?
Do you agree with the Arsenal legends, or should Wenger stick to his guns?
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