The situation at Arsenal at the moment can be best described as ‘confusing’ and at worst a ‘shambles’. The lack of transfer activity is puzzling considering that the club does not have 11 first team players fit after their loss to Aston Villa at the weekend.
It is incredibly unprofessional to allow the squad to fall into this kind of state; the club must be praised for clearing out the so-called ‘deadwood’, which has freed up a lot of wages.
It is all well and good getting rid of players you do not want but this clear out combined with no signings of any note leaves you with central midfielders playing a centre half and a depleted squad for a crucial Champions League qualifier only three days later.
No one seems to know what is going on, I honestly hope that there is someone within the club that has a plan.
At the beginning of the summer we were given the impression that there was funds to spend and a plan in place for bringing in quality players to improve the squad.
Now it seems that a panic buy has started with bids going in for good players but not of the quality that the fans were expecting. A bid for Cabaye was made today, rumours of pursuits for Swansea pair Michu and Ashley Williams now that the Suarez and Rooney deals have gone quiet.
At the moment there seems to be no plan whatsoever and if I’m wrong and this was the plan all along then there needs to be questions asked about who allowed this situation to arise.
All the hard work to get back in to the Champions League last season could be undone by a poor summer in the transfer market and if we fall out of the Champions League now it could be not only have catastrophic effect on the rest of the season but for years to come.
This is a big two weeks coming up for Arsenal Football Club and if nothing is done to seriously improve the squad then sadly it could be the end of an era at the club.
Although he is stubborn I am certain that Arsene Wenger is not stupid and he will get in the necessary players, but if nothing is done then this could be the end of a wonderful period in Arsenal’s history.
Lets hope that something is done to turn the tide of negativity surrounding the club, but we must remember that whatever we do now doesn’t affect the tie against Fenerbahce because squad list have already submitted and finalized.
It may sound like an over reaction but the rest of this month could shape Arsenal football club one-way or another for seasons to come.
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