When Manchester United and Chelsea clashed, two players exchanged pleasantries in the tunnel before stepping out and those images were sure to make Arsenal fans sick to their stomachs
Despite winning the FA cup last year, Arsenal have struggled for consistency and relevance over the last ten years in England and Europe and fans and experts alike blame this trend on Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy. Arsenal’s best players were sold at their peaks and were replaces with players who simply were not of the same quality. From the sale of Henry to Ashley Cole, Clichy and Nasri as well as song and the two men who had the most influence on today’s match Van Persie and Fabregas.
When both players shook hands in the tunnels it was impossible not to imagine what kind of force Arsenal would be if they had kept hold of those two players and one or two of the others released by the clubs.
Arsenal currently sit 5th on the table and would be looking to get a run of consistency going as they are already way off the pace in the race for the title.