On the incoming side of Arsenal’s transfer window, we can’t really complain about the arrivals of Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac, but condisering that we came 5th in the Premiership last season, we must realise that we have to improve enough to leapfrog the 4 teams above us and must surely make one or two more top quality additions.
It seems certain that Arsenal are trying hard to get Thomas Lemar, although that seems to have gone quietly, and poor old Riyad Mahrez looks to be a forgotten man. Hopefully Wenger has got a surprise or two up his sleeve to give the fans more confidence (or at least hope!) for the coming season.
ARRIVALS SO FAR
Sead Kolasinac (Schalke) Free
Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) 53m
On the outgoing side of things, Wenger admitted early on that he had had to trim his heavy squad, but we have seen little evidence of that so far, with just Wojciech Szczesny the only sale of note so far, and the new Juventus keeper hasn’t even been seen at the Emirates for the last two years….
SOLD SO FAR
Kaylen Hinds (Wolfsburg) 2m
Dan Crowley (Willem ll) Free
Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) 10m
Okay so Wenger has told us that Alexis and the Ox will definitely not be leaving whether they sign new contracts or not, but surely there must be loads of players that need to be taken off the squad list and the payroll as soon as possible, like Debuchy, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Perez and Akpom.
And that should only be just the beginning! Get your finger out Arsene!