Ray Parlour, “It is a big season for Arsene Wenger”
Written by Jeffrey on August 8, 2011 18:45
Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes the season to come is a very important one for manager Arsene Wenger.
Speaking to talkSPORT, the Englishman explained that the Arsenal boss was financially restricted in these last few seasons as a result of the Highbury to Emirates stadium migration adding how moving to a £300m stadium and doing it the right way is not as easy as many believe.
The 38-year old confessed that he can understand the frustration of the fans as they want success after a six-year trophyless crisis concluding by saying that the upcoming one will indeed be a big season for Arsene Wenger.
So far, the Gunners signed Carl Jenkinson from Charlton Athletic and Gervinho from Lille with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain set to join from Southampton after having a medical, according to BBC and football odds insisting that Gary Cahill will join this week.
On Arsenal, Parlour said:
The last four or five years Arsene Wenger hasn’t had that much money to spend. But in the last four years a lot has happened at Arsenal.
Changing stadium – not every team can do that. It’s a massive hole in your budget to change from Highbury to a £300m stadium, and they’ve tried to do it the right way, the business way.
I know the fans are very frustrated, they want to get success and in the last six years it has been frustrating. It is a big season for Arsene Wenger.