Its That Time of Year Again Arsenal Fans Are Used To

conor slobodianContributor IJanuary 28, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 27:  Sol Campbell of Arsenal acknowledges his teams fans following the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on January 27, 2010 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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It’s this time of year again!

It’s time for Arsenal to chuck the season away.

I am a huge Arsenal fan and have been for all of my life. And after watching them for the past 14 years, you seem to find a trend we can’t hold our nerve.

Looking at the last year, we had an awful start to the season: we were out of the Premier League race by Christmas, and then we were in a champions league and FA cup semifinal.

We might win something for the first time in four years. And as soon as we smelt the chance to win something, we put on one of the worst displays ever against Manchester United. We were out of the tie in the first leg. After that, Chelsea taught us a lesson in football and we went another season without anything.

So, I'm pleading with Mr. Wenger. You are the greatest manger in our history and I'm not telling you how to do anything, but please buy an experienced player or two (pushing my luck with two).

And I'm not talking about a washed-up Sol Campbell who’s last competitive game was against Morecambe. We must have a bit of money stashed away that Mr. Wenger could dig into.

I think that Alex Song is an amazing prospect, and the only way he can improve is by first-team football. But giving him first-team football could sacrifice our chances for the tittle, and it isn’t worth it.

Gennaro Gattuso would be a perfect signing. He is a little pit bull. Remember what he did to Ronaldo when Manchester United played ac. He made the best player in the world the worst player on the pitch.

He has one serie A and two champions leagues trophies, and a world cup to his name. He knows what needs to be done to win. And we need to install this into Arsenal.

We are also missing an out-and-out striker.

When people say this to me, I usually say they are insane because we are the top goal scores in the league even without Robin van Persie, so why would we need a striker.

Because a world-class striker would save us in games such as last night Aston Villa, Sunderland, etc. Imagine how many goals Adebayor would have scored if he could finish.

Adriano could also help us win those nil-nil-ten-minuties-to-go games, or save us a point if were 1-0 down.

But this would go against Wenger's believes. He doesn’t like buying big names. I dont mean as big as Andrey Arshavin. I mean players who have had a big reputation before their move to Arsenal.

And Wenger says he wouldn’t pay the large transfers, but why didn't he pick up Ruud van Nistelrooy? He would have scored so many goals for us and wouldn’t have cost us a penny moving to us.

What do you think?