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Last Saturday in their Premier League opener, Arsenal suffered a humiliating and disheartening 3-1 loss to Aston Villa in a game which highlighted all the issues and unresolved promises made to Arsenal fans over the summer. As the game played out it’s final minutes, fans in attendance at the Emirates turned their attention to manager Arsene Wenger who despite promises and assurances that Arsenal would spend during the transfer window to bring in top class talent to be viable challengers for the league, it has not done so. As the team gets ready to play it’s first leg Champions League Qualifiying game against Turkish club Fenerbache on Wednesday, the club head into the game lacking depth as a result of a number of injures and with low morale as a result of the loss to Aston Villa. It is clear that all this could have been avoided if the team had followed through with it’s declaration but hence it has not and now Arsenal find itself at a crossroads with it’s fans where the fans of the...
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