We ask Alice Denholmes and Cindy Gunnell for their views.
There has been a lot of focus on Arsenal’s transfer policy in recent seasons.
Opinion has often been split, even amongst Arsenal fans, between those who believe Wenger’s transfer philosophy, while admirable, is detrimental to the club and those who believe Wenger has adopted the only viable option if the club is to compete against the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea at the top of the table.
Wherever you stand, one thing is for certain. The heady days of Arsenal going the whole season unbeaten are long gone.
The team no longer has the quality of the likes of Pires, Ljunberg, Henry and Vieira running through their side.
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Every season there seems to be a new player whose contract is expiring at the North London club, ready to make their move to pastures new having made their name at the Emirates.
This raises the question. Are Arsenal still one of the league’s top, top sides?
Or have they slipped a level and become a feeder club for those sides truly capable of challenging for the title?