Premier League side Arsenal have not won the league title since the 2004/2005 season although they are the most successful team in the FA Cup in England.
The Gunners previously considered as one of the giants of the top-flight have not enjoyed much success since their move from Highbury to Emirates stadium ostensibly due to the stadium (Emirates) loan repayment from the bank(s).
The building of the Emirates came at a cost. Despite becoming one of the best stadiums in the UK and indeed the world, the club had to sell their best players to recoup the money spent.
Back to all matters regarding to Arsenal, players like Samir Nasri, Robin van Persie, Emmanuel Adebayor, Cesc Fabregas and Bacary Sagna had to go in order to balance the books.
Others like Oxlade Chamberlain, Wojciech Szcsney, Patrick Viera, and a few others had to be sold for either similar reason or slightly different than that.
The culture of selling or releasing of the Arsenal’s best players seems not to be over going by the manner of the departure of players like Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
The justification for accepting to let them go is another subject entirely. However, Arsenal must not let Nigeria by blood, England international Bukayo Saka, and new captain Alexandre Lacazette go that route.
Left footed, direct and capable of beating his marker although with a chance to improve markedly on his shooting range, the Arsenal number 7 who elected to represent England and not Nigeria where his parents hail from the South western region much to the disappointment of might receive tangible offer in the summer.
Arsenal must vehemently refuse a deal for Saka irrespective of the money involved and rather seek to add more quality players to the ranks if there is a chance to return to glory days
The days of Arsene Wenger as manager at the north London club is long gone and money now plays a huge role in making good prospects remain at their clubs.
The Frenchman’s experience and onfield leadership will go a long way in improving the quality of the young players at London Colney.
A new one year contract with the option of another year for Laca is the best bet to get the team galvanized again. After the Gunners’ 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday night, their next Premier League fixture is against Chelsea.
The game has been postponed due to the Blues’ Club World Cup final game against Palmeiras.