I don’t suppose it would stop Arsene Wenger and his backroom staff at Arsenal from working towards getting the rest of the summer transfer action sorted out or at least in place, but I am starting to get a little concerned about the fact that there is little sign so far of the Gunners clearing out the dead wood from the current squad.
I know that Arsenal are in a strong state, financially speaking but at the same time I do not think that our manager and board are about to change the way they work, which is fundamentally based on balancing the books and operating on a sound business footing rather than being a rich man’s plaything like some clubs in the Premier League and around Europe seem to be.
So it really does not help Wenger’s attemtps to have a strong summer of tansfer spending when he still has the likes of Matthieu Debuchy(70k), Carl Jenkinson(45k), Joel Campbell(?) and Lucas Perez(70k) still drawing a weekly wage and taking up space in the dressing room.
Is this why Wenger has yet to complete the signing of his next player, such as Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City or Thomas Lemar from Monaco? Will Arsenal even be able to get rid of these players who are certainly surplus to requirements?