I have been an Arsenal supporter for as long as I can remember. Over the years Arsenal have produced some great football and Arsene Wenger has brought some great Tactics and his philosophy worked wonders. Arsenal also have a great youth program and have some promising youth players coming up to the senior team, prime example Jack Wilkshire. They also have had great experienced senior players for example Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry, Sol Cambell.
Arsenal have not had a trophy since their F.A Cup in 2005. But really the dynamics of Arsene Wengers team after 2005 has never shown the same skill or team spirit as the squad 6 years ago. Players such as Freddie Ljungberg, Robert Pires, Ray Parlor all showed a determination to win and played till the last whistle, and have demonstrated the great football Arsenal were well known for. Unfortunately Arsenal seem to have lost that great spark and seem to have got into a declining trend.
I do believe that Arsenal produce great players. I give full credit to the staff at Arsenal fc because talent is at Arsenal FC but when the players become noticed I believe they don't put up a fight to keep them. A good example is Thierry Henry 2 years before his move he was in great form and helped Arsenal to trophies and win the Premier League and while in his great form they shipped him out.
I realise that money is involved and taking advantage of a good bid on a player maybe to good to refuse or that the player becomes unsettled or has a disire to earn more money at another club. But Arsenal don't seem to reinvest the money back into the team to keep the team fighting as a top club in Europe.
Arsenal are slowly slipping out of the top 4 race especially with Man City splashing out and buying every inform or top player in the world. Man United are in their prime and Chelsea are a strong team. Liverpool and Tottenham are great teams and are pushing into the top 4 and challenging the top 4 over the last few years.
Is this finally the times when Arsenal crumbles? Is it time for Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal? I would love to hear your views.