Arsene Wenger is approaching the final summer of his current contract, and this may be the last real opportunity he has to turn the club’s fortunes around for good and make a mark on the Premier League.
While high quality arrivals are a must, it’s also vital the club clear the dead wood and wipe the slate clean. The high volume of loan deals involving first-team players at the club really does no one any good, and at this time Arsenal really shouldn’t be of the mind to help out other clubs.
It weighs in with the unbalanced nature of the wage budget, with so many poor players taking home a salary which clubs on the continent find unreasonable. But the first few names out the door this summer should be those who undoubtedly serve no purpose to Arsenal in the future. Importantly, Arsene Wenger needs to move on from his close relationship to some and play a strong hand in improving the club.