There is a theory, and it is something that the Arsenal manager himself alluded to before the end of last season, that the Gunners did not really need to add any new players during the current summer transfer window. Judging by the way Arsenal performed in the second half of last season, you could say that Arsene Wenger already has the tools for a Premier League title challenge.
A big part of our fabulous and improved results from the start of 2015 onwards, however, was directly connected with the easing of the injury crisis at the club which had been like having to do without a complete first team of players for about a whole year.
Losing key men like Ramsey, Walcott and Giroud at key stages of the season had seen Arsenal lose a winning position one year and then allow Chelsea to build a huge lead the next. Now this season is looking good and if we can keep the number of injuries down to a more reasonable level, who knows?
I wonder if this is what Wenger is thinking and why the boss is staying patient in the transfer market. With pre-season games, training and then the start of the real football action in August, a lot could happen between now and the end of the transfer window. What if Wenger is waiting to see which, if any, positions in our team are weakened with an injury or two.
With limited resources to play with, maybe the Frenchman does not want to spend now in case he needs the cash later on. And if we do not get struck by an injury crisis, he can still then spend his transfer budget on whichever players he feels will help us to win the league. Do you think this might be the case at Arsenal and if so, is it the right transfer policy?