A Manager Who Could Speak Up Sits Aimlessly as Arsenal Falls Apart

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A Manager Who Could Speak Up Sits Aimlessly as Arsenal Falls Apart
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I am one of the most ardent defenders of Arsene Wenger, but judging by his recent (in)actions even I have to ask what the f is wrong with Arsenal?

Callum D'Souza wondered "Is selling Kolo Toure to Manchester City Selling 4th to Manchester City?"

The morning reports are rather unsettling as they state that Arsenal and Manchester City have agreed a £15 million sale for Kolo Toure. What the hell is wrong with Arsenal and Arsene?

I mean really now!

The "In Wenger We Trust" brigade must seething in anger at this bit of news. The Arsenal board have apparently been feuding over the sale of Emmanuel Adebayor and although in truth many fans were happy to see him leave including yours truly, the sale of Toure is unmitigated.

If last week Manchester City weren't a threat to Arsenal, this week they are.

The problem is not that Arsene Wenger/Arsenal are selling players. It is instead the opposite of that. They are not buying anyone. As I watch the careless deconstruction of my favorite club by my favorite manager in my favorite league, I have to wonder if Arsenal have given up hope of challenging for anything. Arsenal only bought Thomas Vermaelen, and even that was not a signing to bring relief to fans.

Sir Alex Ferguson, in his infamous "small club" interview stated that Arsenal of the "big four" face a bigger challenge this season, while Robin van Persie was agitated with the team's lack of signings.

How True. How sad.

Arsenal and particularly Arsene Wenger have been too quiet in their transfer dealings. No word on bidding or negotiations, no hint of movement inside to the club. Arsenal lost Melo, then decided not to bid for Cana who went to Sunderland instead.

All the while the only talk we hear is one of players moving OUT of the club. Apparently some Italians teams are sniffing around Ashburton Grove looking to entice Eboue and Gallas away.

I hope I am wrong and Wenger surprises us, but I'm not holding my breath.

Though this might not happen since Toure is leaving. But can we certain of that. I believe I speak for most fans when I say, "Wenger say something, anything damn it".

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