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Monday, 05 August 2013 11:12

Will Wenger ever want to spend Arsenal’s cash

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Another season has come and gone, and we are now looking forward to start of the 2013/14 Premier League season to get underway, with all the familiar online betting on what’s going to happen starting to heat up.

The usual clubs have been busy in the Transfer market, whilst others like Arsenal still have yet to show any huge enthusiasm in strengthening their squad. Arsene Wenger has stated that he has money and will be happy to spend it on the right players, however, the only player he seems to be interested in is Luis Suarez. And even that has it’s issues, with the baggage the player brings to any team, and the fact that Liverpool consistently have stated that Arsene’s valuation of the player is far from what Anfield see as an acceptable offer.

In fact the only signing that Arsenal have made is Yaya Sanogo, a 20 year old French forward from Auxerre on a free transfer, which is the usual type of business for the North London football club. When questioned about his thoughts on what is to happen if Arsenal do not acquire the services of Suarez, Arsene Wenger is adamant that the club can still compete for trophies, so again no change there.

What is even more concerning is that players are leaving. Ivory Coast international, Gervinho who joined Arsenal in 2011 from Lille, is set to be received by Roma in deal worth £6.9 million. One must admit that Gervinho has not lit the world on fire, the 26 year old has only scored 11 goals in a total of 63 appearances for the club. However, it still is worrying that players are leaving with no visible signs of anyone being replaced.

Another player set to change shirts is Marouane Chamakh. He was, as chance would have it, a free transfer from Bordeaux who joined The Gunners in 2010. Chamakh is in the process of finalising a deal with Crystal Palace, with the only left to decide is whether the move will be on loan or permanent. Again, other bright spark at the time of joining Arsenal, that never really lived up to expectations. The saying ‘you get what you pay for’ comes to mind.

The final straw is probably the fans patience running out. It is quite telling that even in pre-season games Arsenal supporters are not happy with the team’s performances. The Gunners lost 2-1 to Galatasaray on the weekend, in a match where Drogba and his team came back from being a goal down to win the match in the 87th minute. This was after a 2-2 draw with Napoli on Saturday! In both games, the Arsenal faithful were not impressed, as they booed the team off at half time during the Napoli game and full time against Galatasaray. Will this season be the beginning of the end for Wenger?