Arsene Wenger has got an excellent reputation for nurturing youngsters from the Arsenal Academy or buying cheaply and making them into stars, but for every success their are at least two failures.
Where Wenger has failed is in his inability to pinpoint the failures and move them out before they become a drain on Arsenal’s resources, as well as his purchases that have outlived their welcome. The wage bill at the Emirates could be drastically cut simply by getting rid of the failures (or deadwood as most people call them)
Who am I talking about?
Manuel Almunia – Why is this man still allowed on the training ground. I wouldn’t even waste money on providing his lunch!
Sebastien Squillaci – Arsenal’s very own SuperJinx! Pay someone to take him off the books.
Nicolas Bendtner – A victim of his own ego. He needs to be sold before he crashes and burns.
Denilson – Another player that should have been sold last summer with Bendtner.
Arshavin – What is the point of being talented if you forget how to use it?
Diaby – I feel sorry for him, but Arsenal have paid his wages for five years already with little return.
Chamakh – Lost his way very quickly in London. Needs to go back to France to be appreciated
Djourou – Like Senderos, Swiss players can’t cut it in England
Ramsey – Like Eduardo and Diaby he looks unlikely to recover his confidence after injury
Walcott – The original Flash-in-the-pan. Cash in quickly
I honestly don’t expect Wenger to make much money from selling or giving away these players (except perhaps the last three) but can you imagine how much wages Arsenal would save from disposing of these ten failures?
Surely that would help Arsenal to bring in three REAL stars and pay their wages?