Wenger and Indecision by Jon G
Mr Wenger has found some absolute gems in the transfer market in the past, but they were mostly all when he had David Dein at his elbow. You have to wonder if this is more than just a coincidence.
Mr Dein left the ship acrimoniously, never to return and Mr Gazidis has slipped into his place.
However, David Dein did make sure that Mr. Wengers prevarication over decisions on the transfer front were kept to a minimum, and is it a coincidence that since Mr. Dein has left the club we seem to miss out on certain transfers?
This thought of mine was confirmed by no other than Shaun Custis of the Sun newspaper, who remarked that Mr Wenger sometimes cannot make up his mind and players fall through the net.
Saying all of the above, this present set of players are very close to being championship challengers in my opinion. Tweaking with the set up, style of play and positional changes, which sometimes happen by mistake, a player gets injured and another player takes his chance, and the jigsaw pieces can fall into place.
The absence of Gervinho due to the African Cup of Nations could give opportunities to Arshavin, Rosicky and Oxlade-Chamberlain that makes Wenger realise that he should not stick so rigidly to one formation. Gervinho might even come back with a new lease of life.
We definitely need some new players, though, and Wenger maybe needs someone next to him saying `go on then, Arsene`.