Found August 18, 2013 on Sport Statricity:
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By: John Glynn Christian Benteke struck twice as Aston Villa came from behind to stun Arsene Wenger’s ‘Title contending’ side. In front of a clearly disenchanted Emirates audience, Arsenal were easily beaten 3-1 by Paul Lambert’s men, the start to the 2013/2014 campaign that manager Arsene Wenger did not want. As pressure mounts over a lack of new signings in North London, with not one penny of their transfer war chest yet spent, Wenger is already feeling the pressure with 37 league games remaining. Wenger’s only summer signing to date is the free transfer of 20-year-old Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre, and supporters were repeatedly chanting for the club to dig deep and spend some money sooner rather than later. It was a real indication of Arsenal’s transfer inactivity that their starting line-up was identical to the side which ended the final match of last season away to Newcastle. On the other hand, in stark contrast to Wenger, Paul Lambert has recruited six new players and, although on...
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