I do hope that we do not have to wait right up until the last few days of the summer transfer window for Arsene Wenger to complete the transfer action for Arsenal, but in all honesty I am expecting for at least one of the players to join the club this summer to go right to the wire.
That seems to be the way of it for some reason and Wenger seems to be not all that concerned about the situation, as his recent comments in an Evening Standard report make clear. The report was one of the Arsenal transfer rumours about the Valencia and Germany international centre back Shkodran Mustafi, who just happens to be in England at the minute for a couple of pre-season friendly games and whether he is the player the boss was talking about or not, it seems pretty certain that there will be a new and experienced centre back with us shortly.
The Frenchman said, ““We know from experience the most active period is in the last week of August and at the moment it is still a big poker game everywhere.
“The best way to conclude transfers is not to talk about it, but we are in the market. Do I think we will sign an experienced central defender before the season starts? Yes, I do.”
It also seems to be simply a metter of time before we seal the deal for the Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez, after Wenger all but gave the game away to the media this week. The third signing I am confident of seeing is for another striker and I think it will be the Lyon star Alexandre Lacazette.
We might have to wait, but surely it is a case of better late than never is it not?