Some of the major Premier League rivals to Arsenal and our hopes and expectations of ending the long wait to regain the title of champions of England have been spending money right from the start of the summer transfer window. In fact, Manchester United even had a deal for Memphis Depay sewed up before the end of last season.
Since then they have continued to add to their squad in the transfer market, as have our next opponents Liverpool. Meanwhile the previous title holders Man City have been freed from the shackles of the FFP rules and have been making the most of it by splashing the cash on the likes of Raheem Sterling, Nicholas Otamendi and possibly Kevin De Bruyne.
And now it seems that Chelsea and Jose Mourinho are reacting to all this action with a bit of heavy spending of their own. They have already signed the new left back Raman and Pedro from Barcelona and the Daily Express are reporting that they are also looking at a £100m double swoop for John Stones and Paul Pogba.
Arsene Wenger, however, is still saying that he is struggling to find players available and will only sign them if they are better than what Arsenal already have, as reported by The Mirror.
He said this morning, “We have in every position strong players.
“I was asked this question two years ago when some clubs buy ten players. We live in a society that is hungry for news.
“News is good but you have to be convinced that it strengthens your team.”
While our injury situation is much improved these days, can we really afford to stand still while all around us are bringing in new faces?