Arsenal have been slammed by the Sunday Time’s top football journalist Duncan Castles, claiming they embarrassed themselves on deadline day to go with a disastrous transfer window. The Gunners brought in only two players this summer in Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac, whilst overseeing a number of exits, and after finishing outside the Champions League spots last term, you would have expected much more improvements.
The Arsenal boss could argue that his side finished the previous campaign in top form, and would have wanted to disrupt that as little as possible, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was a big part of our system which was firing a few months back, and he was allowed to leave without a replacement being signed.
Duncan Castles has moved to slam the time wasted by the North-London club, and even insists that Lacazette was a less than ideal signing also. He said; “Arsenal had a terrible transfer window.
“A really shocking transfer window.
“Only one signing of significance, and one who in [Alexandre] Lacazette, for all his skills and finishing, is not a complete striker.
“Not a good aerial striker.
“Arsenal, in recent seasons, have moved towards an aerial game.
“Their defence is a complete mess, [it] desperately needed strengthening and nothing done there apart from [Sead] Kolasinac who is only a partial solution.
“And then the horrendous mess they made of trying to sign Thomas Lemar on deadline day, putting in a club-record bid when they didn’t have a guarantee that Lemar would come to the club.
“Not only did they fail to get the player but they embarrassed themselves publicly in their attempt to sign him.”
Is Lacazette suited to our style of play? Does the Lemar saga leave us red-faced? How many more signings were needed this summer?