Arsenal Transfer Prospects: 6 Summer Deals the Fans Would Go Crazy for

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Arsenal Transfer Prospects: 6 Summer Deals the Fans Would Go Crazy for
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It has been a rough season this year for Arsenal.

The club is facing arguably some of its toughest competition in the Premier League and they are on the verge of a Champions League exit following a 4-0 loss to AC Milan.

Barring a miracle, Arsenal are going to go yet another season without winning a trophy.

Manager Arsene Wenger is under fire in a way that he has never been since taking over the job in 1996.

One of the supporters' biggest gripes is the fact that Arsenal hardly spend any money in the transfer window. For being the fifth-richest club in the world, it really is amazing the lack of money the club spends.

It's not as if Arsenal doesn't have a lot to offer. They are based in London, have a good Champions League pedigree, deep history and a good supporter base.

Players like Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Emmanuel Adebayor leave and no viable replacements are bought. Instead, players like Marouane Chamakh, Andrey Arshavin and Sebastien Squillaci are brought in to the Emirates.

The worst part is that no one seems to know if Arsenal isn't spending money because Wenger is simply being stubborn or if Stan Kroenke and the rest of the Arsenal board are refusing to allow for significant funds to be spend.

Moving into the Emirates Stadium was partly to blame because the club needed to pay back the debt it cost to build the stadium.

But it's been open for almost six years, and Arsenal is making huge profits each home game from ticket sales. That's revenue that doesn't appear to be reinvested in the squad.

If Arsenal continues to let each transfer window go by without significantly strengthening the side, they are going to simply be left behind.

For that reason, sooner or later, you have to believe that the club is going to start spending money. That time could come this summer whether Wenger is the manager or not.

Forget about transfer fees, here are six players that, in a perfect world for Arsenal supporters, would be playing in the Emirates come September 2012.

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