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Former Arsenal star explains what went wrong at the end of Arsene Wenger’s tenure

Former Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has identified what he believes was Arsene Wenger’s biggest weakness during his time at the Emirates.

Wenger joined Arsenal back in 1996 and transformed the Gunners into three-time title winners, with the most impressive moment coming during the 2003/04 campaign when the club went through the league season unbeaten.

But the last few campaigns of his tenure saw Arsenal fall well short of the standards Wenger had set during the early years of his managerial stint in the capital.

Wenger was accused of not spending enough money and recruiting more quality players towards the back end of his time with Arsenal.

Mertesacker feels that it was Wenger’s trust in players who were under performing which proved to be his downfall, though the German does add…