Arsene Wenger may think that balancing the books is the right way to run a football club, although at Arsenal he does not have a lot of choice because the chances of silent Stan Kroenke putting up any of his own cash to sign players is as slim as a cigarette paper, but a lot of Premier League clubs do not feel the same way.
One of the very few bits of news for Arsenal fans on transfer deadline day was the signing of our young French forward Yaya Sanogo by the Championship club Charlton Athletic. A lot of us might have forgot that he was even on the club’s books (or just hoped that he wasn’t) but Sanogo has been on loan with the Dutch club Ajax.
Time is fast running out for the Arsenal and France right back Mathieu Debuchy to find himself a new club before the transfer window closes. In fact Arsene Wenger said this morning that his chance of a permanent move away from the Emirates was no longer possible in the time left.
Well the news that some Arsenal fans were hoping would be about us rather than our Premier League rivals Manchester City has been confirmed today. The final day of the January transfer window may have been a bit underwhelming so far but the confirmation from Man City that Pep Guardiola will be their manager next season has certainly livened it up.
In yet another never-ending Arsenal transfer saga we are left with just one day left to confirm that the brilliant young Nigerian Kelechi Nwakali, along with his friend and team-mate Samuel Chukwueze, are definitely going to become the latest additions to the star studded Arsenal academy.