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Monday, July 18, 2011

Arsenal’s Future

Arsenal’s future appears to be hanging on a knife edge right now. With club captain Cesc Fabregas forever destined to leave the club and join his boyhood favourite club (and the place where he began his career as a trainee) Barcelona, and Samir Nasri being chased intensely by both Manchester clubs, this summer could prove to mark the beginning of the end of Arsene Wenger’s 15 year project.

With the sale of Gael Clichy to league rivals Manchester City last week, Arsenal fans must be praying that he is the anomaly rather than the precedent. In Clichy, Arsenal had one of the most consistent left backs in the league. Whether Keiran Gibbs is ready to step up is debatable. Nicholas Bendtner, Manuel Almunia and Robin Van Persie have all been linked with other clubs, so Wenger will do well this summer to keep his team in one piece.

Nasri had a wonderful season last year. He has become one of the most sought-after attacking midfielders in the world, and much of that credit has to go to Wenger.

Bought from Marseille in 2008 for £12 million, he had a solid first two seasons but failed to set the league alight. Last season however, Nasri stepped his game up and performed at the highest level, week in, week out. Wenger has stated on countless times that it is imperative to Arsenal’s near-future that they keep Nasri next season, even though his contract is due to end in 2012.

One feels that Arsenal needs both Nasri and Fabregas to stay if they want to be considered genuine title challengers.

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1 comment:

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