Former Gunner Tony Adams believes Arsene Wenger’s side are a long way off competing for some Cup silverware, let alone the Premier League title.
Arsenal’s trophy drought stretches from the 2005 FA Cup final, and the legendary centre half who still holds the record for the youngest club captain, has launched an attack on the squad and club hierarchy.
The former England international feels the side is “miles off” from winning the title, despite former teammate David Seaman stating the complete opposite.
Adams believes the current crop of players will struggle to win either of England’s domestic cup tournaments let alone pushing for the title, and feels the direction of the club is stagnating rather than thinking towards the future.
Adams told The Sun:
It’s time that Arsenal won something again, even the FA Cup or Capital One Cup, but I can’t see it, to be honest.
They are still not good enough in certain areas of the team and they are miles off the title.
Adams also enquired about joining the board however the North London club failed to respond. He also raised question marks over the newly appointed chairman Sir Chips Keswick who has a strong background in business rather than football.
Adams feels he could have been installed to provide a more inspirational and creative figure for the face of the club.
Chips is a great guy but not a very imaginative choice by the owner and he is 73.
If they just wanted a figurehead, they should have gone for me. It would have been a better visionary decision than Chips.
Adams comments seem to be out of pure frustration, if he said these types of things last summer I’d tend to agree but after receiving a snob from his former club it seems he may a bone to pick.
Arsenal’s squad will be up there with the best in England next season IF at least two top quality signings are acquired this summer. The bones of the squad are strong and is lined up for a very positive future.
As for Adam’s suggestion that he should have been made chairman, Sir Chips brings with him a wealth of business experience something that could turn out to be invaluable in the current financial climate.
In saying that the former centre half should be invited onto the board as he has one clear motive – restore glory to Arsenal.
What are your thoughts Gooners? Do you think Adams’ criticism is a tad harsh over the lack of squad quality/decisions made by the clubs hierarchy?