Sunday's afternoon football match saw Arsenal thrashed by Chelsea 4-1. My oh my, what a thrashing it was, the second home defeat for Arsenal in a week. The first against Man Utd, 3-1, which kicked them out of the Champions League, and now this has forced them to finish 4th, meaning they will have to participate in some sort of play-off for Champions League football next year.
I think Arsenal definitely need to spend. They need players in all departments of the game - a better replacement keeper. Fabianski is just too young and simply not good enough yet. A better defender who can hold back with Toure, because Silvestre can't cut it and Gallas has been injured for too long. A better defensive central midfielder, Song isn't good enough and he gives way too many free kicks away! Denilson also is too young and too weak on the ball, they need someone to replace Viera and then Flamini.
Up front, Adebayor and Van Persie simply don't strike often enough. They have great talent, but simply don't perform on a regular basis. Eduardo has been injured for too long, Vela is too young, and Bendtner is too bent!
So, Arsenal need players everywhere. They really have no depth in their squad and that's what's costing them. People have been saying it's their luck with injuries that have let them down, but really it's their depth since they should have the appropriate cover. That's what Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool (borderline) have.