British rap artist, Lethal Bizzle, Says with Arsenal’s lack of activity, they would be lucky, if they finished in the premiership top 4.
The Gunners have not failed to qualify for the Champions League since the 1997-98 – Wenger’s second season in charge of the north London club having taken over in August 1996.
But aside from poaching goalkeeper Petr Cech from rivals Chelsea early in the summer, Arsenal fans had relatively little to get excited about in this summer’s transfer window as deadline day passed by with a whimper.
The transfer inactivity has riled famous diehard Gunners fan Lethal Bizzle – real name Maxwell Ansah – who is concerned that last year’s third-placed team will be nowhere near the top of the table in 2015-16.
“I don’t know what Wenger’s playing at, he’s very stubborn,” the grime musician told talkSPORT. “I just think if we really want to challenge for the title he needs to pull his finger out and adapt to the whole wage system.
“If we want something quality, we’re going to have to pay £30 million, £40m or £50m to get a top player in. I think he’s so stuck in his ways and he’s so reluctant to do that. Until we manage to do that, we’re way off the title, Chelsea are the champions and they’ve strengthened.
“I thought with Cech, he’s actually going for it now and I thought he was going to nick Karim Benzema. Didn’t happen. And then take at least a defensive midfielder. Didn’t happen. We definitely needed a centre-back. Still hasn’t happened.
“I don’t know if he sees something we don’t because he always does pull off miracles, we have over-achieved quite a few times and we always make the Champions League.
“But I don’t think the team is strong enough to challenge for the title this season. We’re way off and I think we’ll be lucky to get fourth this year. It’s inevitable we’ll get injuries – that’s football.
“January is the most panic-buying window so I don’t know if we’ll manage to get anyone by then. It’s a real shame. I think Arsene Wenger could be counting his days.”
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