If you were to ask every Arsenal fans which thing about Arsene Wenger is the one that winds them up the most there would be a few contenders for the top spot. His inability to use a zip properly may be up there as would the fact that it is now over 12 years since the Gunners last won the Premier League.
But for me and I am sure a lot of Arsenal fans feel the same way it would be the Frenchman’s transfer dealings that would be straight in at number one. Every transfer window is the same and even when he does splash a bit of cash to sign a qua quality player like Mesut Ozil I am still left frustrated as we never spend anywhere near what is available and there are always parts of the squad that could be better.
THe real killer for me, however, is the way Wenger talks about transfers. You have all hears the tired old complaint about there being no decent players available or that he is working 24/7 to bring players in when it is clear that he is not.
My personal non-favourite, though, is the one about a player coming back from injury being like a new signing, so Wenger has outdone himself this week by saying just that about not one but two Arsenal stars. One was Aaron Ramsey, who has had so may injuries and comebacks he is almost like a whole new squad. The other is Danny Welbeck who the boss spoke about in the pre match press conference reported by Arsenal.com.
He said, “I’m cautious with Ramsey and even more with Welbeck, because Welbeck will need some time. Friday is his first team training session.
“Of course it’s fantastic, because for him it’s like starting a new career, because he has been out for such a long time.
“But I’m a bit cautious with the little setbacks you have when you have been out for a long time. You have to be patient.”
Forgive me Arsene, but while I am glad to see Welbek on his way back from his awful spell of injury problems, I think you need to understand that we Arsenal fans will only see a player that is new to the club as a nerw player and after our title challenge hit a serious wobble recently I think that this January needs to see at least one of them coming to the club.