Difficulties mount for Arsenal, Wenger
AP, Thursday 30 Jun 2011
A dangerous combination of fan impatience, potential departures of key players, financial constraints in the transfer market and criticism by a former board member is threatening to ruin Arsenal preparations for the new season

Arsenal limped into the offseason licking its wounds after a campaign of much promise imploded in the final four months, leaving the London team still without a trophy since 2005.

Wenger, widely regarded as having one of the safest jobs in football, is suddenly under increasing pressure, and events in recent weeks are making his attempts to put Arsenal back on track ahead of next season even harder.