Jamie Carragher offers advice to Arsene Wenger about Arsenal transfers

Jeffers secured an £8m move to the Gunners in 2001 after coming through the youth ranks as a prolific striker at Everton.

“Back in the day I said in an interview coaching wasn’t Arsène’s strong point”, Adams wrote.

“If you have a top player who wants to come to London and at Arsenal he is being offered, say, £100k [a week] but at Chelsea [the salary would be] £200k, where is he going to go?”

Arsenal were in the title race until the turn of the year when a awful run of form saw them drop off the pace to such an extent that they head into the final round of Premier League matches needing a win to keep alive their hopes of a top-four finish.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could be managing the club in his last Premier League fixture this Sunday, with uncertainty still remaining as to whether he will leave or not at the end of the season.

“It’s sad to hear because he’s been an unbelievable manager”.

“Today we had a couple of injuries before the game that made me in the squad”. I think what is most important for us is to win the game.

“On a personal level I really enjoy playing in midfield and the times I played there this year I enjoyed it and thought, “this is where I want to be able to play moving forward”. He was the man who signed me and I wasn’t good enough to get in the team – those are the facts. “They all went to other clubs and doubled their wages”.

Wenger’s future could have been sorted out last summer when, by all accounts, the club would have been happy to hand him a two-year extension. He was all-out attack but he gave you a freedom to play football and never put any burdens on you, especially the attacking players.

After all, the Gunners have enjoyed some serious success under Wenger, the kind of success that breeds loyalty and buys you time at a club.

Welbeck missed the FA Cup final in 2015 through injury as Arsenal won the competition for the second time in as many years but the England worldwide is looking ahead to Saturday’s showdown against the newly crowned Premier League champions.

“Much as I respected him for his long and successful tenure, my occasional willingness to pass comment on him and the team probably counted against me”.

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