After a mixed pre season and a horrendously disappointing summer in the transfer market (as per usual) the Gunners now face a potential injury crisis before the season has even begun. And this is before tonights pointless internationals.
Many fans are speculating that the club will not be able to get through a tricky Champions League tie against Fenerbahce, let alone win a long-desired trophy.
The big question is? Has Arsene Wenger become even more stubborn? The lack of urgency to sign new players is very worrying indeed, (even if he has a few rabbits up his sleeve, players should have been brought in before the Asian Tour and Emirates Cup). Anyone can look at a player, in fact, that’s all he seems to do. The Gunners have been linked with over 100 players this summer and signed none.
I’m not quite sure what their transfer policy is. Who is in charge? Why are none of these players ever signed? The Gonzalo Higuain debacle played out like a Carry on Movie. The S deal looks dead as the Uruguayan is doing a Wayne Rooney and holding out for a bumper pay rise before sealing a dream January move to a club with ambition, so not Arsenal. The latest news is the Gunners are now looking at Michu or Eden Dzeko. When that fails, do they go for Darren Bent?
If a team wins the league, you strengthen the team with 2 or 3 new additions. If a team struggles to finish in the top 4 you strengthen the team with 4 or 5 new additions.
Some serious changes are needed within the club, and not just on the pitch. We’ve been crying out for a new Patrick Viera for years, when in fact it’s a new David Dein the club needs.
After doing the stadium tour yesterday courtesy of Casino Choice it broke my heart to see how far we have fallen. The club is built for success with a beautiful stadium, class and history, but a board who have no interest in success on the pitch. We will rise again, but not under the current set up.