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With Arsenal having a largely disappointing season after failing to achieve the bare minimun of Champions League qualification, there is certainly no shortage of football pundits with strong opinions on what is going wrong at the club, the latest of whom is Emmanuel Petit. The former Arsenal man claimed that the Gunners are in danger of acquiring a ‘loser’ image and highlighted the mentality of some players as a major factor.
I know there is thousands of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with big-name players, but Arsene Wenger also has a great track record of buying extremely promising youngsters at good prices, and one of those bids last summer was for the excellent Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, who was the subject of a £10million bid from Arsenal last summer.
With Arsenal failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in Arsene Wenger’s tenure at the club, there are understandably a lot of question marks in regards to the futures of some key players at the club. But one key player who looks likely to stay despite a lack of Champions League football is Mesut Ozil, who is widely expected to sign a new contract that will keep him at the Emirates for the foreseeable future.
Arsenal are just one Cup Final away from the end of the season, and it will not be much longer before we know whether Arsene Wenger will be still be our manager next season or not. After that we will then be concentrating on the Arsenal transfer rumours for the summer. Our three biggest players that could be moving on for large transfer fees are Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Hector Bellerin, and Wenger praised all three of them following our last day win over Everton.
As Arsenal failed to finish in the top-four for the first time in over twenty years, there are a lot of factors which are believed to be responsible for the club’s failures this season. Apart from the uncertainty in terms of management and the futures of key players, perhaps the biggest factor in this regard is that a quite a few players have failed to show up this season, and none more so than Theo Walcott!
Arsenal were left facing the facts yesterday that once again they have finished a season having massively underachieved from what is expected of them and on this occasion they couldn’t even achieve the consistent top four slot that they’ve held down for the past twenty years. Everyone at Arsenal from the management to the staff will be deeply disappointed to have missed out, but unsurprisingly there is one or two that still maintain the odd view that this team is capable of winning the biggest of competitions.