Wenger must be forced to spend

by Gary Taylor

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Arsenal supporters are becoming increasingly frustrated at the club’s recent failure to compete for major honours in the past 7 years.

The ‘so near yet so far’ statement could not ring more true than it does for the Gunners and the fans are starting to lose patience.

The poisonous atmosphere that has swept across the Emirates Stadium in back-to-back games against Manchester United and Aston Villa must be a worry to both the manager and the board.

Football fans, especially Arsenal ones, are an intelligent bunch and know when something is not right.

It does not take a degree to see that the current Arsenal side is not good enough to challenge the likes of the Manchester clubs and to some extent North London rivals Tottenham.

Wenger is consistently using the financial gap as an excuse but it just does not wash with the fans when we know full well that the club are making profits at the end of every tax year.

The Emirates rakes in £3million every home game, such are the staggering prices to watch the team nowadays.

And when you think about the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri in the summer for a combined total of over £50million you can only scratch your head.

The thing that irks most fans at the moment is the club’s obsession with the balance sheet. It seems to have taken priority over the football side of the club which is staggering.

Moving from Highbury to The Emirates was meant to put Arsenal on a level playing field with Man Utd but since the move, it’s been a depressing slide from the top of the league to scraping fourth spot.

It’s all good and well posting very healthy pre-tax profits but considering a huge chunk of that money comes from the fans it would not be too much to ask for it to be re-invested in an ailing team.

Something has to happen in the summer, either Wenger has to bite the bullet and forget his principals by bringing in some established world-class players or he goes.

My preference is the former of the two as I believe Wenger is not receiving the support from the penny-pinching board who seem more concerned by the size of their pension pot.

Arsenal have a great nucleus of players at the club in the form of Robin van Persie, Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny, Wojciech Szczesney and Jack Wilshere to name but a few.

The biggest problem that needs addressing is the size and quality of the squad which had it been of sufficient quality would have resulted in trophies.

It’s time for the deadwood to be shipped out and proven players brought in so the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain can learn and improve knowing they have quality beside them.

Arsenal can get back to the glory days but in order to do that they have to show ambition from the top down and the summer would be a great place to start.

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  • g clarke

    man city has right idea buy buy buy lone lone out never mind knowing the player who cares no need lose a game buy some more must win a cup sooner or later bril system

  • Wolfgang

    Wenger is one manager who won’t change his style. He is like the gold prospector and thinks he would hit bonanza .The problem is other teams are fast galloping away.
    If he can’t drag the gunners up then its time to say adios and thanks for the memeories.

  • http://www.ukfootballfinder.co.uk Mystical Mike

    Couldn’t agree more. Too many excuses. Not enough ambition

  • lorapalmer

    love U guyz!

  • http://www.ukfootballfinder.co.uk Mystical Mike

    As expected, an absolute pathetic transfer window from mr tight and the board. Joke

  • Anna

    Dunno about this one! It happens that sometimes there is no one to suggest a proper answer. And at that point I’ve learned about hahaped. Sometimes it appears to be so easy!

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