Against all odds, Arsene Wenger continues in his position as the Gunners boss. There were calls from different quarters, especially from the fans for the 67-year-old to either resign or for the club’s hierarchy to sack him.
But on the contrary, he was awarded a two-year contract extension that would keep him at the club till 2019.
Wenger’s sins that resulted in the calls for his replacement cannot be far-fetched. He has failed to win the Premier League title since he last won it with the invincibles in 2004.
And to make it worse, the club had to settle for a fifth-placed finish last season with only the FA Cup to ease the pain of another disappointed season.
Be it as it may, Wenger is making efforts to bring the team back on track and to make them competitive again, and if possible back to the era of the invincibles.
In the light of that, the French boss is ready to make a statement in the transfer market this summer.
Wenger, of course has a number of top targets on his transfer, and if the current happenings are to be taking seriously, Wenger is more than ready to splash the cash, and not even the absence of Champions League football at the club next season could be stumbling block for him.
Arsenal have already signed Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer and Alexandre Lazacette is hopefully few hours away from becoming an Arsenal player, as per reports. Riyad Mahrez is also not too farther away from swapping the King Stadium for the Emirates while Monaco’s Thomas Lemar is also a prospect. The rumour of a world-record bid of £125 million for Kylian Mbappe has refused to die down.
Looking at the aforementioned, the question now is; will the potential addition of these players to Arsenal squad end the club’s 13 years wait for a Premier League title.
Kolasinac was integral member of Schalke and a versatile defender who can play in different defensive roles. Lacazette boasts of a prolific goal-scoring record with an impressive 37 goals in 45 appearances for Lyon last season.
Riyad Mahrez was voted PFA Player of the Year for 2015/2016 when Leicester City surprisingly won the league, though the Foxes had a difficult campaign last season, the Algerian international still has his magical touch. Thomas Lemar as well as Mbappe cannot be overlooked when talking about Monaco’s winning of the Ligue 1 title.
Going by the players’ pedigree, Arsenal should be dreaming of lifting the coveted Premier League title again. But other clubs are not resting on their oars as well as.
As per the popular saying, the end shall justify the beginning. May 2018 will justify Arsenal signings this summer.