So that is that for a very underwhelming Transfer Deadline Day for Arsenal fans. It is not really a big surprise and most of us will have spent today more in hope than expectation, even though it was reported at the start of the day that Arsene Wenger was in his office early in case something came up.
It might not have been as exciting as some of the recent transfer windows but I would certainly prefer it this way than having a nerve wracking wait in the last few days. And this year is much better than last year, when we became the laughing stock of English football by bringing in an injured midfielder in Kim Kallstrom when we needed a striker and a defender.
The manager seems to have learned from that painful lesson and is identifying and completing his transfer business in good time. We all knew a few months ago that Arsenal needed a centre back and a defensive midfielder and look what we signed… I know that young Bielik is one for the future but the emergence of Coquelin meant that our need for that central midfielder was largely seen to.
So apart from Gabriel, it seems like Wenger has spent this transfer window arranging his deals for the next one. Because Metro reports that we have already reached an agreement with the Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin for his move to the Emirates in the summer.
And the Wenger factor has apparently won Arsenal the race to sign Marco Reus as well, according to another report in The Mirror. The brilliant German is wanted by may massive clubs around Europe but wants to work with the Prof and his £20 million release clause becomes active at the end of this season.
If the Gunners get those two deals done early in the summer, who cares about deadline day?