Is 2011/12 Gunner be their Season?

The Serviced City Pads blog has been covering some of the goings on in this transfer window, and has already covered some of the big stories, such as Villas Boas’ arrival at Chelsea. However, the blog has not yet discussed events at another London club, Arsenal FC.

This next season is incredibly important to the Gunners. There is no doubting Arsene Wenger’s quality as a manager but, after the league cup loss to Birmingham and their crumbling in the league title run-in, it has now been 6 years since the Wengerboys have won a trophy. With their last triumph being the 2005 FA Cup victory over Manchester United, many fans are becoming impatient – a feeling perhaps shared by some players. Captain and talisman Cesc Fabregas looks likely to finally make his dream move to the Nou Camp a reality this summer, and he may not be the only high profile player to depart the Emirates.

Samir Nasri has been one of the Gunners’ best performers this season and Wenger may have been hoping his impact would soften the blow of losing Fabregas. However, Nasri seems like he may also be leaving – with one year left on his contract he is being heavily courted by Manchester United, and a £20,000,000 move up north seems like it could well happen. Left-back Gael Clichy, also with one year left, looks set to depart; Manchester City have become the favourites for his signature. This is not to mention other players who are agitating for a move, such as Denilson and Nicklas Bendtner. The loss of these players would be a heavy blow to Wenger’s project, and could also cause other key players to consider their own future.

It seems like this summer is a crossroads for Arsenal – it could be the most important transfer window in a long time. After the abject conclusion to this most recent season, it seems that Wenger will change his usual recruitment policy. He has been looking to add some experience and strength to the team, particularly in defence. Players who have been linked with Arsenal include Gary Cahill and Christopher Samba, both of whom would add some much needed presence to the defence. No major moves have yet been made, but it will be interesting to see what Arsenal’s squad looks like by the first day of the season.

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