Clean the Arsenal Stables
Over the last few seasons Arsene Wenger has gathered an assortment of players, paid them good wages and has waited for them to deliver. Unfortunately, they have not delivered the goods nor have they developed into the world class players we thought they would turn into.
For a few transfer windows we have been expecting these players to be sold, but the ridiculous wages, for their limited wages has meant we have not been able to get rid of these deadwood players. This summer the board and Wenger need to bite the bullet and clear them out.
Out must go goalkeepers Almunia and Fabianski. How Almunia is still at the club is a miracle, Wenger’s refusal to pay Fulham £3.5M for Schwarzer and Almunia’s crazy wages of £50,000 a week, sees the clown of Pamplona still at the Emirates. Lukasz Fabianski will leave as he needs to play regular football to enhance his international career.
In defence Sebastien Squillaci, Arsenal’s very own self-destruct button will be released in the summer if not earlier. Squillaci would have left in the summer, but no club was prepared to pay him £50,000 a week! The other defender to leave must be Johan Djourou. As with his Switzerland colleague, Sendeross, after a promising start, everything he does turns pear shape, it is time for Djourou to find a new circus to perform at.
Mifdfield requires the biggest clearout. Arshavin has failed to impress after his first six months at the club and every performance nowadays is an embarrassment to everyone. Roscky has never been the same since his injury and his time at the club must now be numbered. The next player to depart must be Diaby, not because of his inability to perform, but because he spends more than 50% of the season injured. He will never show his full potential at Arsenal. Finally Benayoun should not be offered a permanent contract at the club. He provides very little to the squad.
Both our strikers, Chamakh and Park need to leave in the summer. In the case of Chamakh, Wenger has done a great job in destroying the player by stating he is finding the going tough in the Premier League and then only playing him when we are chasing a game. Park is a mystery and the cynic in me believes we was bought as a favour to Wenger’s old club or as a marketing ploy to sell Arsenal merchandise to South Korea.
In addition to these players we still have three “world class” players on loan who need to be sold this summer, Denilson, Vela and Bendtner.
This shows us the mess our transfer policy over several seasons has created.