There is finally some action for Arsenal as the summer transfer window starts collecting glasses and shouting drink up please, it’s time. But this transfer action is not really what we want to see, as it sees a player leaving Arsenal rather than one coming in.
The report in the Daily Mail reveals that the Gunners have agreed to sell the young Spanish centre back Ignasi Miquel to Norwich City who are trying to bounce straight back into the Premier League. Miquel spent the latter part of last season in the Championship with Leicester and has earned himself a move with his performances for the Foxes.
The deal is apparently a permanent one for around £1.5 million and leaves Arsenal’s already thinly stretched squad looking even more lightweight in defence, although Miquel had failed to step up and prove he was Arsenal quality in the last couple of years. Hopefully this transfer will not be the only action at the Emirates today, as the world and it’s granny can see that the Gunners could do with at least three more players to give us a squad of sufficient strength in depth to challenge the might of clubs like Man City and Chelsea.