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Arsenal: Crisis, What Crisis?! Worrying Times Ahead For Gooners

Arsenal crestThings at our beloved Arsenal seem to go from bad to worse.  I don’t know about you, but every time I pick up the papers I expect us to be linked to a host of top players.  Instead what I see is a departure list that seems to grow by the minute.

First it was Denilson (fine by me), then Bendtner (again fine by me), followed by Eboue (no tears shed).  But what worries me is the Nasri situation and the usual summer Fabregas to Barcelona stories.  Add to that Clichy’s reluctance to sign a new contract.

I appreciate the views of a lot of fans when they say Fabregas’ heart is not in it and what Nasri has done with the Man Utd situation is treasonous.  But losing either one of these players would be detrimental to our chances next season.  If we lost both, then that would be an absolute travesty.  Should that be the case the Board should seriously revoke their plans to increase tickets by 6.5%.  I really can’t see fans wanting to pay more to see a club that has become a breeding ground for other teams.

In all honesty I saw this summer as a tinkering and galvanising phase that would have involved getting rid of the dead wood, trimming the squad size (more quality than quantity) and bringing in quality players at the right price.  It wouldn’t have hurt me to see Almunia, Rosicky, Denilson, Eboue and Bendtner in an Arsenal shirt for the last time.  The sale of these players could have raised the necessary funds to buy more experienced players like Shay Given, Gervinho, Jan Vertonghen and Alou Diarra – sensibly priced players and genuine transfer targets that would have added experience to the team.

But the issues surrounding players like Fabregas and Nasri now seem to have consumed any little optimism I had for next season.  We all know we could have won the title this season.  All it needed was one quality defensive signing in the January transfer window.  To say we missed a trick would be an understatement.  But what’s done is done.  The sale of Fabregas and Nasri would now not only weaken the team, it would send out the wrong signals to the rest of the players and would also mean that some of the dead wood we were hoping to get rid of would be kept on for continuity purposes.

Every summer everyone cries about the crisis at Arsenal.  I must admit we have punched above our weight for the past few seasons.  However, I still trust Wenger and his style of play, when so many other fans have deserted him.  What he has done for the club should never be forgotten.  But this time I am worried and I think Wenger should be too.

Submitted by guest writer HAZZA




  1. Vale

    June 9, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    We want to see Benzema to arrive at Emirates stadium this season,we need at one trophy

  2. Barkindo alkali

    June 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    What i suggest is that wenger allow fabregas to go. You cant keep unhappy player.

  3. Rendie

    June 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Our situation is quite discouraging. I dont understand what Wenger is planning to do or maybe the media is the one messing with the fans. There are some good players out there but what we are good at is just watching them go to our rivals. If we want to stay competitive, we should buy quality instead of promises, and how mdny have disappointed? Three to four experienced players will do with only the deadwood leaving.

  4. Daniel Marino

    June 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Arsenal in Barca trouble.

    Arsenal wants Cesc to go to Barcelona so that to cement Nasri’s future. But Barcelona only have £40 mill. + £20 mill from player transfer. However, Sanches and Rossi require at least £55mill. Now game on. Even if Cesc buys his own contruct it would cost him £28 mill. Nasri wants to be a gunner fir ever leading as a captain. What a twist for Arsenal. I hate Barca’s management.

    I have no Idea why you warried. Things are going well. Nasri wants Cesc to leave and wants to take over il capitano. We do not need Cesc. But Barca could not afford him even for £20.

  5. Ren Vassilliou Aka Crocodile

    June 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Like i have said a million times, where has all the money gone ? we have Chelsea with Abramovich he keeps competing in the Transfer Market and willing to keep buying , you have Liverpool they are buying everyone available, Man Utd never out in the bidding when it comes to buying players ,then you have City not a problem because they have the funds , Kronkie what’s he all about ? is he going to invest or is he there to sell our best players ? Usmanov he is suppose to be the Second Richest Man in Europe even more money than Abramovich , what role is he playing at the Arsenal ? i am getting a little disallusioned with all this , it seems everyone wants to play for any Club bar Arsenal … what is going on ? all i keep hearing is Trust in Wenger ? to do what ? the past is the past lets get real its all happening now lets bury the past and focus on the future before we wake up some day and see our great team once was , in mid table..

  6. Steve of Chiang Mai

    June 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    When Wenger says you wont read about it in the paper till its done and dusted I think he means it. All the rest is chip wrapping and seagull feeding!

  7. sogade adedeji samuel

    June 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    All we want from the team, coaches,and whoever they bringing down to the club,to be more commite than ever,so to end the trophyless season.

  8. Pid

    June 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    What a load of crap this article is! when you say ‘Rosicky, Denilson, Eboue and Bendtner in an Arsenal shirt for the last time. The sale of these players could have raised the necessary funds to buy more experienced players like Shay Given, Gervinho, Jan Vertonghen and Alou Diarra – sensibly priced players and genuine transfer targets that would have added experience to the team’ RUBBISH! Eboue Rosicky and Bendtner have far more experience than Gervinho, Jan Vertonghen and Alou Diarra! stop trotting out the same names and lines as the media does! The players you mentioned coming in as replacements for the likes of Bendtner and Rosicky may improve the team, but don’t write rubbish about them being more experienced when they are clearly not!

  9. vincent

    June 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    plz wenger why dont u resign?.do they really give u the money to buy players and u refuse or?.if not why dont u complain like other professional managers?.mr wenger,dont u fill guilty of letting us wait for 6yrs without a trophy??.ive started to know that the one who had an arsenal heart was only david dein the one who braught u (a.wenger) from nagoya grampus .others are may be man.u or liverpool,chelsea supporters. U dont have team’s transfers u’re slow learner,what u do this year,is what u’ll do next year,is what u’ll did last year!.eg man.u has a big squard,they’re winning trophies each year they dont just loose their good players but have already added two useful players!.u mr A.W u want to loose 2 of yr best players simply bcoz u dont want to pay £110000 a week or u’ve not baught best players to win with them a trophy in 7yrs a true GUNNER from Uganda, & i hear that arsenal ticket is the most expensive in the world of football clubs??.why u’re u cheating us?,we dont win trophies,we dont buy expensive players, we dont pay big wages,why are we paying that much money for??.yr policy is that u’re always near to sign players when transfers are over.that’s yr excuses!.any one who can afford to send it to A.W plz help me otherwise we’re dying.

  10. joshua

    June 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I defnitly agree with this article. Before the last week I was excited about the summer expecting Arsene to have a bit of a spending spree which we havnt seen at Arsenal for a while and then to hear Nasri is talking about playing for Man United. Its ruined a lot of my optimism for next season. I just hope this never happens with Jack Wilshere.

  11. Ali

    June 10, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I think Wenger is over-rated and has lived for a long time over past glories. He has won 3 League and 4 FA Cup titles with Arsenal in 15 years. That is not such a huge record and should not immune him from criticism and sacking if he again fails.

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