Reports are out claiming that former Arsenal star Andrei Arshavin feels Arsene Wenger is now holding the club back.
The Russian international, who left The Emirates three years ago, is adamant the Gunners missed out on a big chance to win the Premier League title this season.
Arshavin, now playing for Kairat Almaty in Kazakhstan, told The Sun: “It’s a conservative club. Over the last few years Arsenal have bought two world class players in Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, while the goalkeeper Petr Cech has also joined.
“Apart from that there have not been any major changes.
“Arsenal have had the same head coach for a long time and he has his ideas.
“The whole team depends on the viewpoint of Arsene Wenger and his views towards football. I don’t know if this conservatism is a hindrance.”