If there’s one thing Arsene Wenger deserves immense credit for during his reign as Arsenal manager, it is his willingness to stand by players even when they struggle.
Laurent Koscielny looked shaky when he first arrived at the Emirates but is now arguably the best defender in the league, while Aaron Ramsey hit form a couple of seasons ago despite previously not looking the part.
While this means they have always had a side capable of making the top-four while spending less than their rivals, it could be argued that they have missed out on more success by sticking with inconsistent or less than top-class players.
Olivier Giroud is one man who divides the Arsenal faithful.
For years they have argued he isn’t good enough and should be sold, but he recently showed what he is capable of with a brace from the bench against Sunderland.
There are players who haven’t made such an impact. Here are THREE examples…..
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