Almost all my hope is gone that Arsenal will sign any more new players before the transfer window shuts this evening. At least we do not have to stay up until bloody midnight to find out this time, but with all the talk of the Gunners now being able to compete financially for the top players, it feels even more frustrating than usual.
I guess Arsene Wenger can say that he has been saying all summer that the problem is not money but finding the players, although I think the Frenchman could have been a bit more proactive in his attempts. Okay maybe the really top players like Cavani and Benzema were always going to be hard to get, but could we not have gone for someone like Jackson Martinez or at least tried to challenge Atletico Madrid for him?
Anyway, all chances of bringing in some quality players to boost our squad appear to have gone and I am struggling to remember a duller transfer window for Arsenal fans. There have certainly been more painful ones, when we lost the likes of Robin van Persie to Man United or both Fabregas and Nasri, but for sheer lack of action this one must be right up there.
Maybe the January window when we needed a striker and signed the injured midfielder Kim Kallstrom at the last minute? Go on Arsene, prove me wrong, I double dare you.