Arsenal football club has gone seven years without a major trophy. Needless to say that the fans of a club with such a rich history in the Premier League era (3 premier league wins and 5 runners up) would be restless, even rowdy in some quarters in light of these recent statistics. Added to this trophy drought, however, is the trend of recent seasons where Arsenal’s best players have been sold to the top teams in Spain and England (the last two player sold in July 2012—Robin Van Percy and Alex Song—going to Manchester United and Barcelona respectively… with Theo Walcott rumoured to be on his way today). It is against this backdrop that the current 2012-2013 Arsenal team is trying to navigate its place in history.
Arsenal’s coach, Arsene Wenger, has brought in three players in the offseason and with two games played in the new season and three days left in the transfer window, fans and pundits alike are speculating as to what the current squad needs to be successful in this campaign, and, more importantly, can they get the added help by Friday when the transfer window closes.
Here at WhatCulture, we would like to take the time to examine Arsenal’s current level of play and their apparent player needs.
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