Arsenal needn't worry about long-term decline – superclubs are simply immune from it

Arsene Wenger

Obituaries are being written for Arsenal. Not just Arsene Wenger, but Arsenal the club.

Some of that is admittedly tabloid gibberish, written with a crayon and shouted through a megaphone, but it does still seem to represent a growing minority perspective. The prevailing belief is that boom-and-bust cycles live on.

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.