Arsenal must spend big if they hope to compete

Despite the triumph of finally winning a trophy after so many years there is still a void left in every Arsenal supporter’s life knowing that they were in control of their destiny before seeing the wheels come off the bus slipping from first place in the Premiership down to fourth.
You will hear many say that is was injuries to blame or that Olivier Giroud had just run out of steam after having to spend all of last season playing up front as a lone striker.
My argument while taking in the other two is to simply say that the Gunners did not have the depth of squad to allow them to play in all competitions as was evident when Wenger had to make certain decisions late in the season knowing that the title was lost and that the best hope for the club was the FA Cup.

Liverpool by contrast with their small squad had a marvellous season finishing second in the Premiership, but what you must remember is that Liverpool had no midweek European fixtures to worry about, which will not be the case next season when the Reds return to the Champions League for the first time in five-years.

With this in mind Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has wasted no time in going out and buying players already spending £40 million on Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Ricky Lambert with more soon to follow including Southampton’s Croatian defender Dejan Lovren.

Also with the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and the money they will bring in from players surplus to the team Brendan Rodgers wants to build you can be sure that the Ulsterman will not make the same mistakes Tottenham made after selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid and buy who they considered to be top talent rather than allowing then manager Andres Villas-Boas to bring in players that he thought would add to the team he was trying to build before being hijacked by Franco Baldini and Daniel Levy.

Now back to Arsenal and the fear that once again manager Arsene Wenger who is by the way still working for French television covering the World Cup in Brazil will not seriously get down to business until he returns home after Sundays final. Gooners have been told that Wenger has been given £100 million to spend on new players, yet they remain sceptical as to whether Wenger will be willing to over spend in order to beat other top teams for players such as Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez, Mario Mandžukić or Sami Khedira given the fact he hates to feel as if he is overpaying for a player.

We will have to wait and see how it pans out but there is still that horrible feeling lingering that the Emirates will see three or four players come in plus the much talked about marquee striker and despite the additions it will still not be enough for them to compete against the top teams in Europe.