Arsenal’s young star midfielder Jack Wilshere was withdrawn very early into the yesterdays game against NY Red Bulls after he pulled up with a knock to the ankle, and is set to face a week off in a bid to recover for the start of the season.
As reported in The Daily Mail, Wilshere has also piled more pressure on his manager, claiming that Wenger has not equipped the squad enough to challenge for the title this season.
‘We are not a spending club but we still managed to stay up there with the top teams,’ he said. ‘And we have to win things this year.
‘Maybe if we had a few more faces we could really push on. If we get a few more players we can really challenge for the title.
‘Around March and April we have to stay really strong. We are confident we can be up and around it then so we have to remain strong at that crucial time.’
Despite Wenger stating recently that we don’t have the ‘resources’ to rival the big spending clubs like City, Chelsea and United, did the Frenchman and Arsenal chairman not say earlier that money is readily available and will be spent this transfer window? The Emirates cup performances have all but demonstrated this, especially without the services of captain Fabregas and Nasri restricted to only half a game, that we just don’t have the creativity and finesse required to compete with the Premier League elite. Of course this will change when our two key men (if they do) return, but we need at least one more creative addition.
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Soooo….it looks like Wenger will leave us hanging for a bit longer in the transfer department, but I will have to say that I have faith in the Frenchman and HOPEFULLY he will add the necessary ingredients.