After another season that has seen us fail and collapse miserably, Arsenal fans now find their nightmare continues..
Last night we witness the Swamp Dwellers celebrating like they had won a trophy.. Quite pathetic really, but given the quality (or lack of) I guess it’s quite an achievement for them. Its going to be fun watching them crash and burn in the preliminary rounds.
More to the point and what makes it more worrying, is that it shows they are bridging the gap on us. We haven’t improved at all from last year. We’ve lost more games, conceded more goals, been smashed by every big team we’ve faced and have the same points (albeit with one game left) and now the Spuds are right up our backsides. Not only this but we find ourselves in a frightful situation where if we don’t pull our fingers out on Sunday we could lose 3rd place to them.. A month ago people would have laughed at the idea but such is our ‘mental strength’ over the past few games, this is now becoming more and more a reality..They are on a roll and we are in freefall so we can’t rule it out..
To add insult to injury and totally rubbing salt into the wounds. Arsene Wenger has spoken out over the signings he will be making.. According to Arsenal.com, Wenger has said all the words we feared..
“I think we have been in the race this year with the team we had. We will be stronger next year just with the internal improvement and with the experience these players will have now. The additions will be minimal but if there are some they have to be really top class.”
Now we all know Wenger likes to blow smoke up everyone’s behinds, but there’s a certain de ja vu about all this..Only a few weeks ago (around season ticket renewal time) Wenger was declaring the financial restraints had been lifted and we could buy the players we need..Now hes using the words “experience”, “stronger”, “internal improvement” and “minimal signings” all in the same sentence…
After 5 years of the same script we all know whats coming next.. A freebie signing, a couple of 12 year olds and then the words “we couldn’t find anyone” and the window closes…
If Wenger thinks certain players in this team really have improved and we need minimal signings in the summer im afraid to say he’s losing the plot.
Like I say though lets hope it’s all a smokescreen because we really do need fresh faces this summer..We all know Chamakaka is coming, but he’s free so he doesn’t count..The fact he’s free also makes it possible for us to use the money Wenger says we have to sign another player or 5 in key areas, especially a goalkeeper, which is most certainly a priority..
Its not looking too promising though is it??