SportsNet - July 2013

ARSENAL FC: TRANSFER POLICY MAJOR UNDOING

on July 28 2013 5:20 PM

“Let me be that I am and seek not to alter me.”
― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

This quote from one of Shakespeare's greatest works is for the large part descriptive of Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger's transfer policy.

It is almost 9 years now since Arsenal won a trophy after a penalty by Patrick Vieira sunk bitter rivals Manchester United and guaranteed the Gunners the FA Cup in the 2004-2005 season.

That was the last time an Arsenal Captain was to lift a trophy of any kind.

Since then it has been near miss after near miss with Arsenal flattering to deceive.

So what has been Arsenal's Achilles heel?

One would need to dig deep to find out the reason behind Arsenal's trophy drought.

After all the back room staff and the manager have by and large remained the same.

Importantly, of all the managers in the EPL, (save of course for the departed Sir Alex of Manchester United) Wenger has had unwavering and solid support from the club's top brass.