Wenger’s reputation suffering as Arsenal fail to deliver silverware
WATCHING ARSENAL fail in their bid to end their trophy drought in the Carling Cup final on Sunday, you really had to wonder when their much-heralded squad of young stars will ever come of age.
They’ll surely never get a better chance of stopping the rot than against a Birmingham side that are stubbornly trying to shake off the threat of relegation and are definitlely no world beaters.
Admittedly injury robbed the Gun- ners of Theo Walcott, and more importantly Cesc Fabregas, but nevertheless they should still have had enough to comfortably account for a team of the stature of Birmingham.
It again looks likely that Arsenal will suffer another season without claiming any silverware.
Although they’re Man United’s only real challengers in a two-horse race for the Premier League, chances are they’ll come up just short in that battle.
They may be heading to the Camp Nou with a 2-1 lead to protect in the Champions League but it’s still a tall order to expect them to progress and Barcelona are favourites to come through the tie.
Beautiful football is one thing but it counts for very little when there’s no trophies to back it up.
Arsene Wenger’s reputation is sky high within the game but if he can’t deliver a trophy soon his glowing CV could be slightly tarnished.
Birmingham manager Alex McLeish got the better of Arsene Wenger on Sunday.