Emmanuel Petit has claimed that the shareholders have been prioritised over Arsenal fans, and that needs to be addressed.
The Gunners have gone 13 years without a Premier League title, and have failed to mount a sustainable challenge for top spot for a number of years.
The club’s spending has come under question a number of times, and that is most certainly down to the backroom staff, and the return is what they deserve for their outlay, but we deserve more as devoted fans.
“Wenger has been criticised for not bringing in enough players, and you cannot be satisfied with an Arsenal manager winning just an FA Cup at the end of the season,” Petit said.
“He has to compete for titles at home and in Europe – what the shareholders want is not exactly what the fans want, and the shareholders are happier than the fans, and have been for the past ten years.
“Fans aren’t stupid. They understand a season can be made difficult by injuries or the manager making incorrect decisions, it happens all the time.
“But when it happens every year, then you can understand their frustration when you see the money they spend to follow their team.
“I think Arsenal are impressive in the way they manage the club, but they need to ask themselves whether they have found the right balance between the fans and the shareholders. You need to keep your customers happy.
“The problems aren’t caused only by the club, but also by the players – they need to get back their winning mentality.”
So far this summer, we have bought only one player in Alexandre Lacazette, while landing Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer, and that surely isn’t enough to change a fifth placed finish into a first is it?