Arsenal fans are fed up with it and rightly so, but just where does the blame really lie for the club’s failure to compete with all of our Premier League rivals in the transfer market?
We keep being told in every transfer window by Arsene Wenger and members of the Arsenal board that there is plenty of money to spend but it never gets done. Just the fact that they are talking about big transfers shows that they know it is what the fans want and suggests that they also know that it would help towards major trophy success.
Is Wenger really that stubborn that he does not spend the money just to prove a point? I doubt it, but perhaps the theory put forward by Brian Reade of The Mirror this week makes more sense. He suggests that the club is happy to use the Frenchman as a buffer between their profiteering and the anger of the fans.
Why Wenger is content to take the flak is not so clear but perhaps his massive annual salary makes it easier to understand. Reade goes on to say that it really does not matter whether the transfer policy comes from the boss or not, because it is up to the board to make sure that the club and the team is as strong as possible and that is clearly not happening.
If the board thinks Wenger should be signing more and better players then it is up to them to do something about it is it not?