Pathetic Wenger & Board Have Left Arsenal In No Man’s Land

By on August 19, 2011

As I speak Nasri is probably in the process of finalising his contract with what will soon be his new club. This summer has seen Arsenal depleted. Some departures have been welcomed by fans, i.e. Eboue and hopefully Bendtner and Almunia (fingers crossed Chamakh and Squillaci as well), but the majority have left a gaping hole on what was already a thread bare squad. The loss of Fabregas, Nasri and to an extent Clichy has seen us lose three first team regulars without any adequate replacements.

It has been blatantly obvious to even the most naïve of fans that Fabregas would be a Barcelona player this summer and that Nasri would not sign a new contract – would you if you could double your salary elsewhere. However, our manager and the hierarchy at Arsenal could not figure this out over the entire summer. Whilst I do find the behaviour of Nasri pathetic, I equally find the Arsenal manager and boards’ failure to recognise what is going on at the club a disgrace.

So far this summer we have bought one experienced player in Gervinho and once again put our funds in to buying three players with potential, Jenkinson (£1m), Oxlade-Chamberlain (£12m-£15m) and Joel Campbell (£1m). Which part of the abuse aimed at Arsene Wenger and the board did they not understand? When the fans were chanting spend some #@$%!&* money, they were not looking for players for the future. We have enough of those in abundance! We were asking for players with experience that could come in and make an immediate difference.

Thanks to the ignorant behaviour of our manager and board we now face a tricky situation wherein the club have or are in the process of selling their better players without identifying adequate replacements. We have money burning a hole in our managers pocket, yet there are no world-class players that we know of that want to join a ‘transitional’ club. Add to that we are already facing an injury crisis and if we don’t get our act together possible elimination from the Champions League. If ever there was a club in crisis, it is our beloved Arsenal.

Whilst you can attribute some blame on greedy, disloyal and homesick players, most of it rests with the manager and the board. Why has our transfer activity always been so painstakingly slow? Why do we always wait until the last day of the transfer window to penny pinch, when we could sign a player at the beginning of the window and integrate them in time for the new season? Why, now we have the funds, have we not spent when Champions League elimination next week may reduce our options significantly? Why don’t the board tell the truth and say that we cannot afford to spend even though we have sold players and are these funds being put on hold in view that we do not make the Champions League group stages this year?

I doubt these questions will ever be answered and I doubt the Arsenal fans will get the signings they are craving this season. As things stand, it is safe to say that Arsenal are well and truly in no man’s land and this season will be even more unbearable than we have recently become accustomed too.     

Submitted by guest blogger Hazza

 

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66 Comments

  1. pat

    August 19, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Pls can u guys explain what u mean by arsenal have the worst fans.those it mean the fans are nt so supportive or what?pls clearify me.

  2. pat

    August 19, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    To be candid if arsenal really want to compete for any trophy this season, then we need more new experienced faces to help strenghten the squad we have already. But as for our game wt liverpool tmrow i blieve we will win the game or worst stil we draw d game and for udinese it is already a done deal since they were unable to score any goal in our home i blieve we wil first score them in their hme wt the goal cmimg van persie in d early minutes of d game om tuesday. One Luv arsenal. Let’s hpe that wenger buy mre.

  3. Scott

    August 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Another person claiming to be an Arsenal fan….you are an imposter.
    Do you realise the Spanish league will start at least one week late?
    Do you know why?
    Most of their players,are still owed money from last year.
    Wenger has our club in the black,the only one in the League mind you,which means the club will still be here in twenty years time.
    Still around for you to still “support”……what a joke you are.
    Most blogs are by negative arseholes…this is no different.

  4. Egg

    August 19, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I agree with Scott

  5. goonerboy

    August 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Clearly, not winning any trophy for 6 seasons, collapsing for the last 3 months of last season for the third successive year, losing a cup final to a relegated team, then on top of that selling 3 first team regulars including our 2 best players and not replacing them-is clearly not enough evidence for Wenger lovers that things aren’t working.
    Even if we are relegated this year-which for the first time in 20 years is a real possibility-Wenger lovers will still not get it-they will blame everything else-the nasty refs, the media, the oligarchs, the high wages of other clubs-anyone and anything in fact but those who are responsible for failing to invest in players-The Board and the manager in that order.
    The real fans are those who have not lost sight of the primary aim of any football club-to win football matches-and who understand that this team of teens is not good enough to do so, and there has to be change now-before the whole club goes tits up-not afterwards.

    • Hifi

      August 19, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      Clearly? Why didn’t Chelsea win last year, they have such an expensive players? Why didn’t Man City won last year, they spend sick money to players.

      When i’m reading these comments it makes me think Brittish people are imbeciles and maybe that’s not far from the thruth when thinking about riots you had and so on…

    • Ryan

      August 19, 2011 at 11:25 pm

      Possibilty of us getting relegated????

      You clown.

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha

      GoonerBOY is right. Football did not start 10 years ago.

      You are one if those that believe it’s all about the players right?

      Cesc was injured for a large portion of last season, Nasri played well for around half the season and Clichy has been average for at least 2 seasons. But without these players we’ll be relagated??

      I’m not a Wenger lover. I’m an Arsenal lover. A real supporter – away games and all. But that’s what we do, we support. People like you can jog on.

    • coolcazz

      August 20, 2011 at 9:47 am

      Why are you saying ‘blame the press or the refs ?? i Tell who’s to blame. Its the so called Arsenal fans, the Boooo boy brigade, the loud mouths, the English element the I told you so crew. Bringing the club down the impatcient mob. The ones who scare players away by insulting them when they’re on the pitch. Chamack, Eboue, Arshavin, Nasri Gervinho will all get booed if they dont score hatricks. Whilshire, Ramsey wont get booed. Fans are screaming about the T.Window it’s not closed yet, and the coach must work out who is RIGHT ! For we dont go out there and buy anyone you muppets !!

  6. emeka

    August 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    my take on ds issue is dt all is not well wt our beloved club at d moment.hwever,we all owe ds club dt allegance if we truly care a wink about d club. No matter wht i will continue 2 luv nd support Arsenal.

  7. Adam

    August 19, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Wenger is like a doctor.The patient is Arsenal.Normally when s doctor presribes medicine ,it should work at the third time.
    Each time Arsenal coughs and sneezes,he says the gunners must be patient.Finally the patient dies and he is fired.
    I hope this scenario does not take place but it can happen.By then the patient will take a longer time to recover.

    • Marvel

      August 19, 2011 at 11:21 pm

      recover? do u mean resurrect?? lol

  8. jeremyredman

    August 19, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Goonerboy and hazzabooth how old are you? What are you guys like nineteen or something? What do you guys know about Arsenal? He is the greatest manager in the history of the club and continues to be. He will buy the players we need to help the club before the window is shut. You have no idea what the word “support” means. We the “real” fans are not stupid. We understand the club needs to buy new players to help for the new season but we don’t turn our back on are beloved club and manager in hard times. That’s when the club needs the most support but you wouldn’t understand would you? “In Arsene we trust” has be echoed for years for a reason. Because all of the success he has brought to us over the years and he will do it again. Get behind our club the right way instead of bitching about transfers like a little girl who didn’t get lolly. The players are coming! Now go to bed its probably past your bedtime!

  9. Michael Gregory

    August 19, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Yet another kid. When will this obssession with kids end?If these kids have not delivered without the proven guys,what makes Wenger think it will work this season.
    O fcourse the stay of execution will be delyed if the gunners performed creditably agaginst Liverpool and MU.
    If they lose ,as I expect they will,what will Wenger say?
    It’s only three matches played and we have a long way to go.Frankly most fans are dissatisfied with Wenger.

  10. Robert

    August 20, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Arsene wenger is tight he wants to please the board i mean arsenal is a biger club then city and chelsea but why are they better they spend we are not run like a football club i mean why invest in the future this is the same manager who said we will win someghing in 3 years 6 years later we have not won nothing we need atleast 6 new players and we need david dein back and ivan gazidis to be sacked he is not made for football mark my words we will draw today wit liverpool

  11. this

    August 20, 2011 at 8:35 am

    sack the board

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