After yet another trophy-less season, Arsenal players must be thwarted despite Wenger's claim that the team has progressed over the past five years.
Obviously, lack of silverware will irk a player who wants to showcase shining trophies in his trophy cabinet. Cesc Fabregas, a classy, goalscoring midfielder, hinted a possible move away from Arsenal in the immediate future. This may signal death knells at Arsenal. Also, this move will also ensure the failure of Wenger's long-term rebuilding process which was mainly circulated around the talismanic Spaniard.
Arsenal's stringent wage structure is also vexing certain quarters of the playing staff. The latest revelations by Gazidis virtually confirmed the departure of Gallas. Why should a player in his dusk years play for Arsenal when other teams are willing to offer a better contract?
Arsene Wenger must incorporate plans to reward a top player with top salary, that doesn't mean you've to pay exorbitant wages like Manchester City. Arsenal are paying ridiculously paltry wages to Robin Van Persie and Fabregas, undoubtedly two of the best Arsenal players at present. These two would get massive wages elsewhere.
Of course, Van Persie's decision to continue in a team incapable of winning the league is purely based on his love for the club. But the same can't be said about Fabregas. The Catalan midfielder's first love is Barcelona.
Currently, he's repaying the faith shown in him by Arsenal and Wenger for giving him a chance to play regular football in the early part of his career. I think he has paid all the dues and now a player of his calibre must only be thinking about playing alongside the best players. If that's not going to happen at Arsenal, Fabregas should leave the North London club to help push his bright career to new dizzying levels.
If Wenger sticks by his thrifty policies again, he could find his most valuable player at Barcelona next season. What Wenger has to do is shun his overly stingy conduct and convince Fabregas that Arsenal will sign proven players this summer. He must convince that he's serious about winning trophies.
The current team is a joke in itself. Most of the players are injury-prone with pretty less chance of surviving a complete season without injuries. And the only player really capable of challenging stronger European sides is Fabregas, and Van Persie to some extent.
The rest of the pack don't have any ambition and they're not really dedicated to the cause of the team. They're not loyal to the team and don't understand the greatness of this club. A player like Fabregas must be ashamed of the fact that he's playing alongside such disloyal players.
I wouldn't complain or start hating Fabregas if he decides to leave now. His heart and soul is in Barcelona. He's a player meant to play in one of the best teams in Europe alongside the legends of the game. He must play for a team that's capable of challenging for the titles rather than a club which is only good enough to finish third or fourth with a Champions League semi-final at best.
Fabregas is irreplaceable, though. He would easily fetch a huge chunk of cash but it's just impossible to find a similar player who can inspire a team the way Fabregas does. Arsenal's poor showings during the last few weeks of the just concluded season showed the importance of Fabregas.
After Fabregas' latest revelations Barcelona will be on high alert especially with the presidential elections coming soon on June 14. The time is now for Wenger to show his grit by assembling players capable of forcing Fabregas to stay to complete the long-term project that was launched after moving into the Emirates. Fabregas wants Wenger to resolve his career before the start of the World Cup but can "Monsieur Stingy" do that?