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Recent Arsenal sales sends out wrong message says former captain Adams

Former Arsenal captain Tony Adams feels that the clubs transfer policy in recent seasons leaves a lot to be desired.

The Gunners have sold the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie, Alex Song, Samir Nasri and Gael Clichy in the past 12 months and ex-skipper Adams believes it is not a good look for a club who has not won silverware since 2005.

"It sends out all the wrong messages for me, being a selling club," he told the London Evening Standard.

"Piece by piece for seven years, it chips away at your credibility. Selling your best players is part of that.

"Ivery much see Arsenal as the biggest club in the world, so I can't understand why anybody would want to play anywhere else - but I can understand it was very different for me.

"I had people in the boardroom who were very ambitious and wanted to win like me - that's easy then, your contract goes in front of you and you sign it because you are all pulling in the same direction.

"Robin wants to win and he thinks that he can win things with Manchester United and he can't with Arsenal. That is hard to take.

"I am looking at it not as an ex-player or pundit, but as a fan and giving what the fans are thinking and feeling."

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