Let’s try the arguments and see where they go.
We ain’t won nothing since the FA Cup.
Quite true, although since then we’ve got to our first ever Euro Final, built a completely new team and were looking for a while last year like we could win it. Only a bad run of injuries totally screwed us, and we did after all only finish 4 points behind the leaders.
Arsenal has become a selling club.
We’ve got rid of Hleb, Gilberto, Flamini and ?Ade. We’ve brought in Nasri. But this analysis totally misses the point – the side that Wenger mostly built last year has settled in and people like Clichy, Fabregas, Sagna etc are all that much further on. True we don’t know how Vela, Diaby, Eduardo, van Persie, Theo, Bendtner and others will perform this year but on the basis of Wenger’s past performances some of them will come through as stunning stars. Wenger is buying one more player – and who knows who that is going to be.
You don’t win nothing with kids.
Just because some Liverpool pundit once said this, doesn’t make it true. No one believed you could have an unbeaten season, so why not a winning club made up of incredibly fast younger players?
He needs to buy more.
The point is that each year one or two players come through unexpectedly – Flamini was the obvious example last year. We don’t know who it will be – but it would be a unique year if we didn’t have one unexpected success in the year – and normally we get two.
So what is there against Wenger? That he failed to win the league with a young side last year against a bankrupt team from Manchester who just spend anything necessary to keep going. That he failed to win against Chelsea that have more money than anyone.
Well yes that is true – but the fact is that despite their spending powers Arsenal came very close – so close in fact that it could well be reversed next season just on luck alone, and we win a few games we drew and so walk off with the title.
Personally I have already seen several amazing sights in the two games this season – Wilshere, Coquelin, Barazite and Ramsey all look good – and we’re only two games in.
Obviously only the end of the season will tell, but I can’t see why these people are getting so fed up. Must be a tough life they are living.
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