Has Wenger learned from last summer’s farce? Will Arsenal bring in players early?

Many people criticized Arsene Wenger this season and sometimes they were right, especially after Arsenal’s panic buying at the last minute of the transfer window. Wenger’s ambition not to buy anybody and his stubbornness to keep believing that Nasri and Fabregas won’t leave has cost the Gunners a lost season and huge disappointment to their fans.

By the time Wenger realized that Fabregas and Nasri were really leaving it was too late to agree a deal for one of the many players the Gunners wanted, and that lead to a completely missed season and an extension to the six-year trophy drought.

Captain Arteta rues Arsenal’s missed chances

The Spaniard Mikel Arteta was made captain of Arsenal, in the absence of Robin Van Persie and Thomas Vermaelen, against Leeds this week, and although Arsenal won the game in the end, he believes that the Gunners need to take their early chances to kill teams off.

Not just against Leeds, but recent games against Wolves and especially Fulham, Arsenal failed to build on an early lead to make sure of victory.

Arteta was very pleased to be made captain for the Leeds game but pointed out that it would have been much easier if the Gunners had pulled away early in the match.