Ian Wright believes that Arsenal are a club in crisis after just three Premier League games.
A chaotic win at home to Leicester, an uninspiring loss away to Stoke and a thrashing at Anfield doesn’t exactly read like the best start to a season ever. And Wrighty believes that these three shambolic performances have already put Arsenal in crisis.
“It does come back to Arsene Wenger’s door,” the Arsenal legend said. “Three games in and we’re literally at crisis point. We’re losing players. I would like him to go because I do not think Arsene Wenger can motivate those players. We’re three games in and it’s already an absolute nightmare. Where do we go from here?”
While claiming that a club as large as Arsenal has fallen into crisis after just three games, one of which was a win, albeit narrow, may seen extreme, it’s not really just ‘three games’ now, is it?
Although there has been the odd season when the Gunners have done well in patches, for a decade now they’ve faced the same problems.
Arsene Wenger has said to same things about mental strength and players have continued to filter out the door in search of success, even with the offer of better wages now, it seems.
Every year, the promise of change becomes less and less convincing and Wenger, as much as we love him, has proven that he’s incapable of that.
This season, every other top team – if we can even call ourselves that anymore – has strengthened. They’ve spent big money on big players who will lift the squad and give fans a boost.
Arsenal have signed Alexandre Lacazette for £52m and then concentrated on selling players rather than bringing them in with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to complete his £35m move to Chelsea in the coming days.
It’s become painfully predictable and impossible to defend.
Players are disillusioned with the club and, with the transfer window shutting in just a few days, it’s hard to see a way out of this.