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Throwback The players Arsene Wenger thought would be the future of Arsenal

The French coach risks losing a number of his first teamers, but that was not what he initially planned.

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Once again at the beginning of the season, Arsenal fans are unhappy with manager Arsene Wenger following the club’s poor run of form.

The Emirates outfit have just a win from their opening three games to show for all their efforts.

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And after another disappointing outing against Liverpool last Sunday – a dire performance that culminated in a 4-0 drubbing – the ‘Wenger Out’ chanters have once again found the voices.

More worrying for the Gunners is the fact that majority of the first team players want to leave.

Alex-Oxlaide Chamberlain has already reportedly agreed a deal to join Chelsea, Shkodran Mustafi is also believed to be heading to Turkey, while the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are yet to sign new contracts, with just under a year left on their respective contracts.

But this is not what Arsene Wenger had wanted. The Arsenal manger has always resisted the temptation to spend big in the transfer market.

However, after seeing the club fail to win the Premier League since 2014, the Frenchman has relaxed his stance.

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The arrival of Alexandre Lacazette was supposed to lift the club to new heights but, unfortunately, they look even worse than they were last season.

There is no doubt that Wenger’s initial plan was to make do the club’s youngsters, and to later promote them to become first teamers.

Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Carl Jenkinson, Kieran Gibbs and Jack Wilshire were supposed to become the future of this Arsenal team, but they have all failed to really progress.

A combination of injuries and other factors have seen the aforementioned players all play negligent roles at the Emirate Stadium in recent times, leaving Wenger with no choice than to dip into his purse once again.

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For a manager who never shies away from giving inexperienced youth the chance on the big stage, he certainly would have thought that these players will repay back his faith.

That hasn’t happened so far, with the club still needing more players to be able to challenge at the top.

Not forgetting the ones who left at a time when the club needed them the most. The likes of Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas will forever remain unpopular among the Arsenal faithful for jumping ship in the crucial moments of the sail.

It’s certainly not a good time to be an Arsenal fan, but the next time to you try to blame Wenger, remember not to spare the players he “over trusted” to bail him out in the future.

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