Considering the torture that Arsenal fans normally go through in every transfer window, this must surely count as one of our best in recent memory, but does it warrant an A rating?
According to the ex-Arsenal Wenger-critic Paul Merson, we are only worth a B+, and here is his reasoning: “They could have done their deals a little bit earlier, but they’re not bad. Shkodran Mustafi is a good player, and Granit Xhaka from (Borussia) Gladbach looks a decent midfielder too” he said.
“There was a bit of panic towards the end but I’ll give them a B+ because they did one thing they needed to and that’s sign a centre-half.
“They would have got an A if they had signed a top forward because I’m not sure about Lucas Perez. He’s been in Spain and their national team have been looking for a centre forward for a long time and he hasn’t played.”
Merson gave Chelsea an A+ simply because of securing Kanta, and he thinks Mourinho is a god for getting Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan for a combined £150million.
“Jose Mourinho knew what he wanted and got it,” Merson added.
So how would you rate our window. If we compare it to previous Arsenal windows we should surely get an A+, but what if we compare it to our Premier League rivals?