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Revisited: Is It Time Arsenal and Arsene Wenger Said Their Goodbyes?

Shehryar KhanCorrespondent IIIDecember 5, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20:  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reacts to Tottenham's winning goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium on November 20, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Prior to Arsene Wenger taking charge of the club, Arsenal FC were known as a defensive and boring club that valued results more than performance. Under George Graham, the club, despite two League Championships, was the most despised and ridiculed team in England known for negativity and aggressiveness.

Enter Arsene Wenger, and the club's 60 years of ideology goes down the drain, and is replaced by Arsene Wenger's "pretty football" strategy. He reinforced the side with young, talented players and like a father figure helped them transform Arsenal into one of the most exciting teams to watch in the Premiership, killing the defensive mindset of Arsenal FC. 

His contribution to Arsenal and the Premiership would definitely earn him a place in the history books, and would forever be praised by the faithfuls at Emirates.

Having said that, Arsene Wenger's egotistic approach lately of not buying quality players when he has the budget is hurting the club. 

The Fabregas debacle has been haunting the club for the past two seasons, and is certain to return this summer. If Fabregas wants to go, what's the point in keeping a disgruntled player? Why not sell him for 40-50m pounds and get quality players?

Wenger, above all, is the master of negotiations. When you consider that Arshavin cost Arsenal significantly less than what Liverpool spent on Glen Johnson, one can surely conclude that with 40m pounds at his disposal, he can get some real quality players. 

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Arsenal's squad also lacks depth. They need to invest in players that would bring more depth into the squad, and for hell's sake they're long overdue a shot stopper! Why doesn't he go for Akinfeev or Nueur or someone like Diego Lopez? It's an investment that is bound to bring results!

Reports suggest that Wenger is not going to buy anything significant this winter. With Arsenal's injury-prone players, I certainly feel that Wenger needs to buy, and buy quality this winter if he has to fare well in the second half on the season, as well as the Champions League. 

The Arsenal faithful would not like to see their manager criticized but sometimes even world class managers can make mistakes, and in this case, Wenger has gone a bit too far. 

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