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I agree with the points made by Jamie. A very crucial 5 months lie ahead for Arsenal. As an Arsenal fan, i want to see them end their trophy drought but priority for the remaining of the season has to be champions league qualification for next year. Though I am not sure what difference that will make in terms of what will happen nxt year. Everyone's quick to blame wenger for not dipping into the market to sign players. People forget that Wenger is one of those managers that will spend should he need to. He wants to spend money but I genuinely think his hands are tied. In the David Dein era, Wenger saw him almost like an ally in the boardroom who would pull the strings in terms of transfer money if Wenger needed the funds. But since his departure, Arsenal havent been actively spending the the transfer market and wenger is having to make cheap deals and offer reduced wages to players to satisfy the boards Profit making strategy. He hasn't got anyone to support him in the boardroom. And that makes me think his days are numbered at arsenal. Not in a way that he'll be sacked in the summer, but in a way in which he will leave the club because of the critisism which has damaged his reputation a little bit. That scenario is unlikely but not impossible. I thought Silent Stan was a good thing in which he could provide change in the strategy the boardroom has but It hasn't. The Board, especially the Chairman Hill-Wood and his CEO Gazidis need to take a hard look around and realise times have changed and they need to change to. No complaining on the selling of Cesc and Nasri as no player is bigger than the club and if they dont want to play you cant force them to play. But the money from their transfer should have been used to buy similar stature players. Let's get this season out of the way and Move on to the next as light at the end of the dark tunnel is very near!
Posted 13:25 17th February 2012
I sometimes wonder what goes on in the mind of wenger. Living on past glory will not help Arsenal figure out the best way to win trophies. I think it not only Wenger that is making things difficult when it comes to buying world class players. The board are only interested in making money and not thinking about the success of the club and also the feelings of the fans.
Posted 09:55 17th February 2012
Agree with all what jamie said. He is one of the best sport analyst in Sky Sports.
Posted 09:48 17th February 2012