It may have been completed a little late for some Arsenal fans, I know that I spent a lot more time than I would have liked worrying about whether the transfer window would be another very disappointing one, but in the end Arsene Wenger did spend quite a lot of money this summer.
He also addressed the three main areas os the squad that most Gooners and football watchers thought the Gunners needed to strengthen. Granit Xhaka came in to boost the central midfield and add grit as well as guile to our spine. Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi were added to the back four and our striking options were increased by the signing of Lucas Perez.
It remains to be seen over the course of the next few months if these new players will give Arsenal the squad we need to challenge for major trophy success, but it appears that the boss has at least done enough to suggest they will.
Many people felt that the delay in the contract negotiations with Mesut Ozil were because the German wanted to be sure that he would have a chance of winning things, so with Sky Sports reporting that the contract talks are back on it seems like he has been convinced by Wenger´s purchases.
We also have a report by the Evening Standard in which the former Arsenal star Robert Pires talks about how happy he is with our squad and how Wenger has boosted it this summer.
He said, “I believe always in this team and this squad and of course in Arsene Wenger. I know a lot of fans are particular about Arsene. But this is our philosophy.
“We spent a lot of money, maybe not as much as Man United, Man City or Chelsea.
“But I think the quality is there. This is my opinion, but when you see all the names at Arsenal, the quality is unbelievable.
“Believe me, because sometimes I’m training with the guys, and the team is very, very good. We need maybe a bit of luck for this season, and I hope less injuries.
“He [Wenger]spent a lot of money, not like Man United or Man City. But he chose good players with good quality.”
Do you agree? And more importantly do you think he has convinced everyone at Arsenal that we have a real chance of winning the Premier League this season?