The loss to Chelsea yesterday not only proved we are miles behind our other rivals, but also, most importantly, proves Arsene Wenger needs to go out and splash the cash within the next 10 days, or we can forget about finishing in the top four this season.
We’ve heard the Frenchman has money to spend, at least £70 million, according to Ivan Gazidis, and the club have also paid off their stadium debt – so there is no excuse, no place to hide for Wenger and the Arsenal board anymore.
If we have the money, as Gazidis suggests, why hasn’t Wenger got around to bringing in the ‘exceptional’ talent he always goes on about? I’ll tell you why shall I? Because, and I honestly believe this, Arsenal FC is no longer a place top class players want to play for. Only young, raw talent are interested in joining The Gunners as it HAS, for sometime, been a stepping stone to bigger and better opportunities. The ‘exceptional’ player(s) are a figment of Wenger’s imagination, and he states this every season to keep the fans on edge and excited. Sadly, it doesn’t.
Wenger expressed his admiration for Edinson Cavani last week and will reportedly make a £30 million move for the Napoli striker – will he f***! Besides, would the Uruguayan actually want to play for our club? Would we match or better his wages that he currently receives at Napoli? No and no.
The fact is Wenger hasn’t brought anyone in of high-quality because Arsenal are a sinking ship. You know it, I know it.
Instead of being ambitious, Wenger has resorted to targeting the scraps, players who are not even getting into their respective teams, like Manchester United’s Nani.
Wenger has sadly settled for mediocrity which simply isn’t good enough for a club like Arsenal, and unless he wants to challenge for a top four spot this season then he and the board better whip out their cheque books and sign some quality, as this has strangely gone missing in recent years.
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