Arsenal Needs To Get Rid Of Dead Wood
Arsenal’s new aim should be deciding which players are worth wearing their red and white jersey and which should look for other clubs come next season. Hard and tough decisions have to be made this time round for the club to prove its intent to compete against the best of the English Premier League...
and the best of Europe. These will also ensure the prolific Dutch striker stays put and continues to captain the team into the future. He has one year left in his contract and from my point of view; silverware and not money will be Van Persie’s motivating factor as he analysis his future with his current employers. Obtaining the signature of Lukas Podolski is a move in the right direction but it’s not enough, the club needs to bring in more players with experience, players with technical qualities and strong character.
Lack of quality in the depth of the squad and experience is the single reason why they have struggled against high pressing opponents through the years. And owing to this they have not landed any silverware since the invincibles; the legendary Arsenal side that was captained by Patrick Vieira. The current squad has failed to emulate them as they’ve always faltered whenever they came within a whisker of a trophy due to lack of maturity. Perhaps Wenger’s best chance to turn some of his younger talents into real stars lies in the form of two players currently in the treatment room. Jack Wilshere and Emmanuel Frimpong who have already made their mark in the first team, but their injury setbacks are already worrying.
For the club be successful and bring back the glory days they will have to offload players who are not offering good services to the club and use those funds recovered to bring in players who can weather the storm and propel the club to lifting a trophy. Taking a Look at last season, Arsenal was lucky to have Van Persie, Wojciech Szczesny and Mikael Arteta fit for most parts of the season. These are the three key areas that were worst covered and if any of them got injured; the club would have been screwed. And this was evident with Arteta’s injury, as Arsenal won only one league match without him.
Fortunately we have the man for the job. It’s non other than “Le Professeur’? A huge task lies ahead of him as while deciding who fits and who doesn’t he has to consider the players on loan, players warming the bench in the name of promising youngsters, players already in the club that will have to be shown the door and players that will be brought in to add more bite to the team. And for this target to be acquired Wenger needs all the support he can get from his fans who will have to be patient and confident in his skills as none of his choices in players rarely ever turnout to be complete flops. Let’s just hope that he still has a couple of tricks up his sleeve this time round.