Robbie Savage questions why Arsenal moved to the Emirates

General view outside the stadium before the game  - Etihad Stadium, Arsenal

The Gunners are coming under increased pressure regarding their lack of spending.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Writing in the Mirror, Robbie Savage has questioned why Arsenal bothered moving to the Emirates, as it has not actually helped them to reach the next level.

The Gunners decided to leave Highbury for their current stadium a decade ago, with the promise that it would help the club to become a force in the game.

That has not proven to be the case though, with them having failed to win the Premier League in 12 years and only managing two FA Cup triumphs since the move.

Dennis Bergkamp statue Emirates StadiumDennis Bergkamp statue Emirates Stadium

Instead, their focus has firmly been on finishing in the top four and Savage has questioned why they bothered making the move.

“The move to the Emirates was supposed to help take them to the next level,” he told the Mirror.

“But while they have a nice new stadium and all this money in the bank, they haven’t got a team on the pitch. Arsenal might as well have stayed at Highbury and kept buying the type of players they did before.”

General view outside the stadium before the game  - Etihad Stadium, ArsenalGeneral view outside the stadium before the game - Etihad Stadium, Arsenal

It now remains to be seen if Arsenal will respond to the current criticism being aimed at them by making big signings before the end of the transfer window.

There is no denying that the side needs it, with the current squad looking short compared to their main rivals, who have all spent big this summer.

It leaves Arsene Wenger’s side in a precarious position and it will be interesting to see if the Frenchman decides to go all out before the window closes to ensure his side are still competitors.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the matchArsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the match

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