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Arsenal spurred forward

It has been nine long years since Arsene Wenger last brought silverware to the Arsenal faithful.

During this period Arsenal has moved from the iconic grounds of Highbury to the sophisticated Emirates Stadium. One thing that must be bugging Wenger when passing by the new trophy cabinets is the layer of dust beginning to settle in them.

They have been rejuvenated by the club’s record signing, Mesut Ozil, and this move has seriously lifted the spirits of the team - to the extent they are now sitting at the summit of the Barclays Premier League. The fans are extremely excited.

At the moment, Ozil is performing exceptionally well. But is that enough? Many people still believe that the Gunners need a world class striker. Olivier Giroud is a quality acquisition, but he is no Thierry Henry or even a Robin van Persie for that matter.

The 2003/2004 season was the last time Wenger held something heavy, other than the weight on his shoulders. During that period Henry made Arsenal tick, and van Persie gave Wenger quality in depth.

Nine, long, fruitless years surely should do something to spur them on to greater aspirations – aspirations higher than merely a top 4 finish. The Gunners brand of football is very attractive and the fans yearn for a trophy to shine through those glass cabinets as a consequence of hard work – and of course beautiful football.

The question now is, can Wenger achieve the goal this season or will his failure to sign one world-class striker come back to haunt him?


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