How long will it be before the Arsenal board and Wenger realizes that their Arsenal team is not competing with the top teams in the Premiership?
The current squad is not good enough and the fans have agonised over this for at least four seasons with perennial denials from Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal’s performance is like a high street giant with products which nobody wants and stores which cost too much to run. Such multinational under threat of going out of business are in that position because they refuse to embrace change and accept that customers have started shopping online or they have disregarded their customers demand for different goods.
Arsenal as a club is not short of resources but they continually makes bad choices about their players. The Arsenal team has one of the most brittle defenses in the Premiership and as soon as their opponents score a goal, fans feel that the game is over.
The recent additions to the team in Cazorla, Podolski and Giroud are a commitment to spending money on new players but they have not replaced, like for like, the world class players who have left Arsenal only to strengthen the top Manchester teams.
Players like Fabregas, Robin van Persie, Nasri and Clichy are hard to replace but Wenger and his backroom staff are poor at finding good players to strengthen their team. Wenger’s preference of recruiting French players should come to an end as these players are not world class. Better players exist in South America and other countries and are often overlooked.
Arsenal should move Wenger unto the board and appoint a new football manager who can get the best out of the existing players. The new manager should be talented enough to select a team to compete in the Premiership and deal with teams with varying tactic and styles of play.