Emirates Stadium squad full of individuals who are not good enough to pull on the shirt.
This season was always going to be something of a crucial one for both Arsene Wenger and Arsenal Football Club. Six years without silverware, and more importantly, continually losing ground to Man United and Chelsea whilst watching Tottenham improve and Man City and Liverpool spend bucket-loads has left the North London side hoping to become genuine contenders for Premier and Champions League titles.
The summer was not kind to the Emirates Stadium side, Arsenal lost the services of three key first teamers in Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy and Wenger was either not handed sufficient funds to bid for top notch replacements or decided to stubbornly stick to his policy of unearthing unknown talents or opting for youth over established experienced additions.
The last week of the transfer window Arsenal rooted around for signings that would appease the fans and only half succeeded. The captures of Per Mertesacker and Andre Santos may prove correct ones but no one can believe that the signing of a Spaniard without an international cap and a Chelsea reject on loan would some how make up for the loss of Nasri and Fabregas.
Wenger now has a separate battle to keep any more of his quality players for seeking exits as a result of a perceived lack of ambition. Robin Van Persie, Theo Walcott, Thomas Vermaelen and Andrei Arshavin will find themselves with a year left to run on their contracts next summer and if Arsenal have fallen out of the top four pecking order then things could get a hell of a lot worse.
It is however worth noting that there are a fair number of players in the Gunners squad who are simply not good enough for a top four chasing club and this is a list of ten such players.
Inconsistent displays, an apparent lack of interest on occasions and at 25 the French international can no longer be bailed out on account of ‘having the potential’ to be a great player.