It is really unfortunate that for more than a decade, February is the month when Arsenal fans are forced to think about next season. This is the time of year when they get eliminated from the Champions League and with the league title already out of reach their only remaining prospect is the familiar fourth place finish.
Most Arsenal fans turn to SkyBet promo codes in search of solace. The no deposit bonuses have helped many Arsenal fans overcome this difficult period of the year, but the fact still remains that a league title is long overdue at the Emirates.
Fortunately, there are quite a few positives in this Arsenal squad and with the expected change at the helm, a few new signings and with the extension of key players’ contracts, next season can be the season when the Gunners finally win some silverware.
Change at the Helm
This season is the season when Arsenal fans have finally lost patience with Arsene Wenger. Under his guidance the team has looked bereft of confidence and motivation in so many crucial matches that the majority of fans now desire that he leaves the club in the summer.
However, Arsenal’s board of directors seems to like Wenger quite a lot and it has been rumored that a two year contract extension to his contract, which runs out in the summer, has already been offered.
And why wouldn’t they like him. Wenger is probably the only manager in European football who has regularly delivered Champions League football in the last decade or so while spending as little money as possible on new players.
Luckily for Arsenal fans, it seems like Wenger himself has already decided to leave the club and will probably announce this when the season ends. This decision will be like music to Gunners’ ears, especially as managers, such as Diego Simeone and Massimiliano Allegri are touted as his replacements.
When you look at Arsenal’s squad you realize that they are only a couple of signings short of being a title winning team. They definitely need a new left back, since Gibbs and Monreal are nowhere near the required level, and they probably need a new striker as an upgrade to Giroud and the perennially injured Wellbeck.
Other than that they seem like a quality unit. They have a top keeper in Cech, their defensive pairing of Mustafi and Koscielny is probably the strongest they have ever had, Xhaka should acclimatize to the EPL by next season and players like Walcott and Oxlade Chamberlain are invaluable as pacy outlets down the flanks.
Offer Contract Extensions to Sanchez and Ozil
It is of upmost importance for the Gunners that players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are offered contract extensions as soon as possible.
Their contracts are up in the summer and Europe’s elite clubs are circling around the Emirates like vultures. If the board doesn’t act quickly and accepts whatever the players are asking, they risk losing two of the most valuable players the English Premier League has right now.