By 1970’s Gooner
Firstly, why have Clichy’s and Nasri’s contracts been allowed to run down to their final year? Especially when Cesc’s imminent departure was written on the cards the year before? Now we have three first team regulars leaving the club all at the same time! This sounds like bad management to me.
Secondly Arsenal’s failure last season to strengthen the defence with English experienced central defenders as well as a goalkeeper cost us dearly again. Now we are desperate to sign Cahill and Samba and Leighton Baines! Isn’t it a little bit too late?
Thirdly Arsene Wenger’s model of development has proved short time and time again. As I wrote on this site before the basic flaw of this approach is that there is a distinct lack of experience in the team as well as a distinct lack of Englishness. This inevitably means that the young stars that the club so beautifully develops become disillusioned with the lack of trophies and soon want out.
Fabregas and Nasri this year, RVP next and Wilshere along with Ramsey in the next few years.
What the hell is going on? Are we on a fire sale?