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Arsene Wenger Running Out of Excuses for Arsenal’s Poor Form, says Jamie Carragher

Arsene Wenger truly appears to have run out of excuses in the last few weeks.

The defeats against Watford and Chelsea has effectively ended any hopes of winning the league title for yet another season. Meanwhile, the club were hoping to achieve an extended run in the Champions League. Even this was brought to an end by a 5-1 loss against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League. Realistically, the FA Cup remains the only hope for a title this season. This trophy has been able to provide some respite for the manager in the last decade.

However, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher feels that the Frenchman may be running out of excuses with his team under performing in every campaign. There has also been an incredible familiarity about Arsenal, as they often tend to go on patches of form that sparked talk about the title only for the team to disappoint when it comes to the big matches.

Even though Arsenal have managed three wins in the last five league matches, it is not sufficient in the face of competition that includes Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, and Manchester United just for finishing in the top four. Table leaders Chelsea are in a league of their own with a 10-point advantage over the gunners.

"In the current era, managers usually get judged on what they achieve over a three-year period. In that time, Wenger has never once progressed beyond the last 16 in Europe or challenged for the Premier League, finishing on average 10 points behind the champions. The whole point of moving to the Emirates was to fulfil those ambitions. That is when there can be no more excuses about Arsenal not being able to compete financially, as Wenger used to protest; the net spend of £188.6m has only been eclipsed by the Manchester clubs,” said Carragher.

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