After the summer transfer window that has just closed saw Arsenal sign just two players in Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac, with the latter coming from the Bundesliga club Schalke on a free transfer, the Gunners were one of just five Premier League clubs to make a profit, with Burnley, Swansea, Stoke and Tottenham the others.
After the club suggested that the new contract for Arsene Wenger would be followed by a massive transfer outlay there is an understandable feeling of anger and frustration among Arsenal fans who feel that we have been lied to once again and taken for mugs.
According to a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours, however, the Frenchman did try to sign a few more players but for one reason or another he failed. According to the BBC sports journalist David Ormstein our manager and club are therefore already looking towards the transfer windows in January and next summer in order to bring in the top quality additions that we were hoping for this summer. He also claims that Arsenal are holding money back in order to do this.
If this is true then we can only hope that Wenger and the board have learned from their struggles to bring players in this time, and that the big spending from the likes of Man City and United will mean that we have less competition for our transfer targets in January.
That might actually make the dealings from Arsenal this summer look smart, but do any of us really believe it will happen?