Many Arsenal fans on this website are becoming more and more frustrated with the lack of transfer activity from the club, especially as we are only two weeks away from the new season’s opening game.
There were a lot of things for Arsenal fans to consider and talk about from the interview given this week by the club’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis. Most of the papers and sports websites have focused on his comments about the Gunners not being able to beat our big Premier League rivals when it comes to spending power and his suggestions that the club’s youth policy combined with an ultra careful and disciplined transfer policy will continue to be the Arsenal way.
Perhaps it is for just such a situation as Arsenal find themselves in now, with just over a fortnight to go before the start of a brand new and crucial season and our two first choice centre backs unavailable, that Arsene Wenger has been keeping his powder dry in the transfer market.
The Arsenal manager is unhappy with Lyon after the club revealed that a bid had come in from them, which had been rejected.
The Ligue 1 side came out in the press to release a statement denying that the Gunners had lodged an improved bid of £40 Million, whilst revealing the club’s actual offer of €35 Million instead.
Wenger is looking at buying a new centre back!
Arsene Wenger has announced ahead of the Gunner’s second pre-season match, that Arsenal will line up with the young English centre back pairing of Chambers and Holding, but that the club will be dipping into the market for a new centre back in the coming weeks.
The only thing I would like to see more than Arsenal lifting the Premier League trophy at the end of the up and coming season (well maybe not the only thing but let’s stick to football) would be for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United to flop like a souffle taken out of the oven too soon.
Just when you thought this window couldn’t get any worse for Arsenal fans, the latest developments surrounding Icardi to Arsenal are not good for the Gunners I’m afraid.
After facing rejection from Vardy and being priced out of the market for Higuain, Lacazette and Morata, Arsenal now face rejection from yet another player, Mauro Icardi.