IN some ways, the summer transfer window that recently closed was one of the best for Arsenal fans in many a year, with some really exciting players like Alexis Sanchez coming in. But looking at it from another point of view, it was yet another disappointing one for us long suffering Gooners.
If you count the injury to Olivier Giroud, the transfers of Danny Welbeck, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers were not additions to the current squad, they were replacements, because we lost Bacary Sagna, Thomas Vermaelen and Lukasz Fabianski at the same time.
Arsene Wenger even edmitted that the Gunners were short in the defensive department, but still he did not sign anyone. Now that failure is coming home to roost, because Mathieu Debuchy picked up an injury in the game against Man City and, although we do not know how serious it is yet, it looks like the Frenchman will miss a good chunk of games.
So yes, we have young Chambers, but if he fills in for Debuchy, who is there in the squad for our only first team centre backs? So we could be left hoping that Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny stay injury free and do not get a suspension as they have to play 90 minutes of every single game. Short sighted or what from Wenger? Did he really end that transfer window with so little defensive cover and nearly £50 million still in the bank? Can someone explain to me what the Prof was thinking.