Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended his stance to cash in on the likes of defender Kieran Gibbs and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, insisting footballers don’t improve after leaving the North London club.
Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain both left the Emirates during the recently shut summer transfer window.
Gibbs joined West Bromwich Albion as boss Tony Pulis claimed he could offer him regular football and ultimately help him earn England call-up, with the FIFA World cup at stake next summer.
The Ox signed for the Reds believing that he would improve as a player under former Borussia Dortmund tactician Jurgen Klopp.
The Gunners have lost a couple of prominent players in the last few years, and while a couple of them have gone on to win titles, their individual form did not reach the very heights it did at Wenger’s side.
While the likes Spain international midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Dutchman Robin van Persie sustained the level they had at the North London club, players such as Emmanuel Seyi Adebayor, Alex Hleb, Flamini, and Nasri didn’t quite manage to reach the height.
Maybe it’s too soon to tell if Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will improve at their respective new clubs. Both former Gunners are still getting settled in their new environment