Ending the nine year drought without a trophy will have provided a huge lift in the Arsenal dressing room for players who have been constantly reminded of the club’s failures over the last few seasons. Although the harmony has always remained strong within the camp, it would be understandable if an element of tension was beginning to creep in after throwing away a wonderful opportunity to win the Premier League title. Victorious scenes at Wembley illustrated the strong spirit and level of friendship enjoyed by Gunners’ team-mates, with Jack Wilshere dedicating the trophy to fans who have stuck with them and the club through thick and thin.
There are an amazing amount of Arsenal transfer rumours floating around considering that there is still three months left until the end of the season, and it seems clear that Wenger is concentrating on bringing players over here from the Bundesliga.
Perhaps it was Germany’s performances in the World Cup that persuaded Wenger to move his centre of scouting operations to the Motherland, but whatever the reason it seems to be a shift in his thinking away from the weaker Ligue 1 and over to the (much) stronger German League.