We all know about Arsenal when it comes to the transfer market. Wenger plays a pivotal role to ensure that the team is nourished with young talents and promising stars. Meanwhile, bet on Arsenal to win over Bournemouth and get the Ladbrokes Welcome Bonus 2018.
First, let’s look at last summer’s activity. Letting go defenders Gabriel Paulista, Kieran Gibbs, and forwards Yaya Sanogo, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, and Lucas Perez might have created more space on the bench, did Arsenal sign the best players? Sead Kolasinac and Alexander Lacazette were excellent additions, but how sufficient are they.
It is notable that Arsenal missed out on top target Thomas Lemar, who would have been an excellent addition to the attacking midfield with top playmaker Santi Cazorla serving an extended period on the injury bed. What amazes me is the collection of many average players instead of top game changers.
The premier league is often characterized by numerous injuries, mostly due to its physical nature. Looking at Arsenal’s case, you will see a clear view of what happens when a team fails to reach the top-class. Right now, some first-team stars are on the sidelines. They include Kolasinac, Ramsey, Koscielny, Monreal, Ozil, Giroud, Cazorla, and the latest one Jack Wilshere. There is the mystery surrounding the future of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, with the latter on the verge of joining either of the Manchester sides, what look left is just a shattered dream.
With the premier league title dreams long dead, the top four race seems hot especially for Arsenal, with the renaissance of Manchester United and Liverpool to fill the coveted positions. Arsene Wenger, however, doesn’t seem to care and this might prove yet another massive slump for the once invincibles. Failure to take command the big matches have made arsenal a laughing stock under the Frenchman. The ejection from the FA by minnows Nottingham Forest added misery to the already ailing situation.
There are no real game changers in the squad, and that seems to prove a hard nut to crack for the London side. If this situation has to change, Arsenal needs to be part ways with some right amount of money and the average stars who can’t overturn results on a bad day.
Each part of the squad, from defense to striking, looks to have loopholes that have to be filled if the north London side has to get back to the days of glory. 13 years have passed since lifting the last premier league trophy, not even a single UEFA champions league title.
Recent stats show that Arsenal has surpassed lifetime foes United as the most endowed club, as they come second to Manchester City. This rise in financial muscle should be converted to modern stars, just as the 2004 golden era invincible side that had Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira, Jens Lehman, Sol Campbell just to mention a few.
A new manager might offer a solution, but will he keep the beautiful game and bring in more trophies? This stalemate lies at the hands of Stan Kroenke and the entire club committee.