Joel Campbell has always seeme harshly treated by Arsene Wenger despite showing promise on a regular basis. He wasn’t utilised by Le Boss this season until the weight of injuries forced Wenger to give him a chance. He actually played 11 League games this season, but despite some excellent play and 3 goals he was quickly dropped by Wenger in favour of more obviously out of form players. This is another reason why Arsenal fans have been disgruntled with Wenger this season.
If this latest of the usual mountain of Arsenal transfer rumours actually comes true it would surely put a smile back on the faces of the unhappy Arsenal fans who are planning another big protest at the ground this weekend after seeing the Gunners blow a great chance of ending the 12 year wait for a title.
But the smiles would come more because it would be a slap in the face for our London rivals Chelsea than genuine excitement about the signing of their young forward Dominic Solanke, who The Sun reports is a serious transfer target for Arsenal in the summer.
Arsenal fans were delighted to get our England international striker Danny Welbeck back from his long term injury lay-off recently, and the former Man United man came back with a bang and after the shocking form in front of goal we have seen from Olivier Giroud since the turn of the year it was no surprise to see Welbeck starting ahead of the Frenchman.
But that initial burst of form and confidence has faded somewhat and Welbeck has been as guilty as any Gunner of missing chances of late and has not scored since the win at Everton over a month ago. That, combined with the expected defensive set-up of West Brom at the Emirates tonight, leads me to believe that Arsene Wenger could bring Giroud back into the starting line up tonight.
Arsene Wenger has finally decided to tell Arsenal fans why we couldn’t win the Premier League this season and it’s all down to our opponents who defended too well when they came to the Emirates!
Last season the Gunners averaged 2.16 goals per home game, but this campaign it dropped to a measly 1.5, but it’s not because our strikers are useless. “Our home form has not been exceptional,” Wenger said. “Our away form has been good.
“We did not score enough goals at home, especially against Crystal Palace with the amount of possession we had.
Arsene Wenger has been a fantastic servant to Arsenal Football Club but is the Frenchman’s time at the club about to come to an end? Wenger has failed to inspire confidence at Arsenal since winning the Premier League back in 2004 but back-to-back FA Cup triumphs in the last two years have helped to ease the pressure on his shoulders.
However, the Gunners are on the verge of a trophy-less season and fans are rightfully angry at the lack of action taken by both the club and its manager. Wenger just doesn’t seem to have what it takes to lead Arsenal to the Premier League title and supporters are the ones to suffer most of all. Wenger still gets paid at the end of the day.
Arsene Wenger has already been Arsenal manager for the last 20 years, and has the incredible record of never having finished outside of the Top Four. One of his early stars and now Arsenal legend Martin Keown is certain that Wenger still has the hunger for success and will probably sign one more contract before he retires.
The pressure from the Arsenal fans on Arsene Wenger to start matching the transfer spending of Premier League rivals like Man United and Chelsea has been around for years but it has definitely intensified over the course of this season as the usual injury crisis hit and Wenger’s decision not to sign any players really cost us.
I am not really sure whether the Frenchman takes much notice of the pressure from Arsenal fans but he must surely have seen that he needs to strengthen the squad to have a real chance of the Premier League title next season. According to The Sun he is already on the ball and appears to have already sealed the deal for one big signing in the summer, the Borussia Dortmund star Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Arsenal may not have given up completely on winning the title yet and are strongly hoping that Leicester suddenly lose their impetus in the title race. Arsenal were extremely convincing in yesterday’s 4-0 destruction of Watford, but when compared to our woeful defeat to the same side a few weeks ago it just shows that Wenger’s side is unbelievably inconsistent.
There have already been a fair few Arsenal transfer rumours linking the PSG and Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a summer move to the Premier League and with former Arsenal players urging Arsene Wenger to make the superstar striker one of his priority signings.
But there was also a theory that Wenger would not want to pay any one player a lot more than the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil and also that Zlatan’s well publicised ego might have put the Frenchman off. Not according to The Sun though, as they are reporting the news, which comes straight from the horse’s mouth as it were, or the mouth of his agent anyway.
The season is far from over with Arsenal facing the crucial run-in where they can cement an automatic place in next seasons Champions League, or even (you never know!) actually end the season as Champions of England!
They deserve the support of the fans to do their very best right until the last minute of the last match, and for that to happen we need the fans to put aside their differences with Arsene Wenger, whatever they percieve his faults to be, and let the players get on with doing their job without protests and complaints.