What do you think of Arsenal’s transfer business so far?

//What do you think of Arsenal’s transfer business so far?

What do you think of Arsenal’s transfer business so far?

The inevitable answer to the rhetorical question in the title is ‘rubbish’, but is that really fair? After all, Arsenal have signed Sead Kolasinac, one of the most talented left backs in the Bundesliga last season, by all accounts. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international was also wanted by AC Milan, so surely Arsenal deserve credit for stealing a march on such prestigious European rivals.

However, compared to some other Premier League clubs, Arsenal have been less than impressive so far.

Look at Everton, for example. The Toffees have already spent in the excess of £50m on three big name players. Holland international Davy Klaasen joins them for more than £23 to strengthen their midfield, while Jordan Pickford (who was also linked with Arsenal) could end up being a steal in goal for around £30. Additionally, Everton have signed another alleged Arsenal transfer target in Henry Onyekuru. Although, the latter will be loaned out to Anderlecht next season, the Toffees are really making a statement in this transfer window.

The same could be said of Liverpool, who have already captured Mohamed Salah for over £34m and Dominic Solanke for a fee to be decided by tribunal.

Meanwhile, Manchester City have spent an undisclosed amount on Ederson and around £43m on Bernardo Silva, so they’re sure to win ‘Silva’-ware next season, especially given they have the talented David Silvia in their ranks still, if you’ll forgive the awful pun.

Across Manchester at United, Jose Mourinho has been splashing the cash to the tune of over £30m on Victor Lindelof.

If money spent tells us anything about ambition, then next season’s title contenders will all be from the north west of England. Of course, it’s not as simple as that, but the relative lack of investment in transfers is alarming for Arsenal fans.

By | 2018-01-23T19:46:10+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|7 Comments

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  1. Alphonso Smith June 30, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    The transfer window opens tomorrow.

    • Joe June 30, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      It’s true that the window opens officially on July 1st. However, we all know that business can be conducted before that date. Ask Everton and Liverpool, if you don’t believe me!

  2. crispen June 30, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    What a bunch of BS.

    None of those Everton recruits would get game time at Arsenal.Who is Lindelof?

    Salah has done great things in this league before right? add a U21 Chelsea cast-off and Liverpool has done great …..

    Some perspective Please.. Oh and Church ain’t over till the fat lady sings..

    • Joe June 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

      You’ve conveniently forgotten that Everton have signed two Arsenal transfer targets, it seems. You can’t tell me that Pickford is not an upgrade on Ospina, can you? He would even challenge Cech for a first-team starting place, I believe.

      • Jack July 3, 2017 at 2:01 am - Reply

        And, with all due respect, you’re assuming that paper talk is true. It’s easy to state the obvious – such as Pickford > Ospina – but there’s not a single shred of evidence that these were really Arsenal transfer targets, unless you count tabloid trash, agents trying to drive up prices and other bloggers with no evidence other than tabloid trash as gospel…

        And, frankly, even if the Pickford talk is true, saying that it’s better for a young keeper with aspirations of being England’s #1 sooner, rather than later, to be the #2 for us than the #1 at another established Premier League club, is a little over the top. Now if you’d compared him to Cech we’d at least have cause for debate.

      • Nathan July 3, 2017 at 4:44 am - Reply

        Difference is we paid 3.5mil for ospina and Everton paid 30mil for pickford especially when we have Szczesny coming back from loan, then our other transfer target onyekuru will definitely be one for the future but that is not what we need, we need the right now players for example soon to be confirmed lacazette 44mil, plus a player that can play in one of the 2 positions behind the striker in our new formation, Mahrez, because Sanchez will come back late and europa league will take it’s toll on players next season and then contract renewals for Sanchez Ozil Ox Ramsey Wilshere!! I don’t want pickford for 30mil, onyekuru for 38k/w contract, or some Dutch league player for 23mil to compete with Sanchez and Ozil when mahrez is doable for 35mil!

  3. alan B'stard MP (@alanBStardmp) July 3, 2017 at 3:26 am - Reply

    Wenger and Gazidis all mouth no trousers

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