Okay so the transfer window has closed and we Arsenal fans have had a little bit of time in which to take in all that has happened and look at things in a fairly reasonable and calm sort of way (if that is ever possible when you are a football fan).
The Arsenal and Germany international star Serge Gnabry certainly seems to be getting his football career firmly back on track after a couple of bad years. Now the 21-year old Gunner is set for the showpiece final at the Rio Olympics, where he and his German teammmates will take on the home nation Brazil and their star striker Neymar from FC Barcelona on Saturday night.
I am not sure how pleased the majority of Arsenal fans will be with the fact that the Arsenal forwards seem to be doing their best to convince Arsene Wenger that he does not need to use the last few scratchings of the summer transfer window to add to the firepower of the Gunners, but let us just hope that he signs a top class player to compete with Olivier Giroud and all anyway.
Arsenal fans will have to wait and see what Arsene Wenger does with this young Gunner when he returns from playing for the Germany national team at the Rio Olympics, because if last season was anything to go by then Serge Gnabry could find himself out in the cold and on loan to another club once again.
The new Arsenal striker Takuma Asano may not have a work permit to play football in England, but his chances of getting one soon are sure to be improved by his impressive form for the Japan national team at the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
Not many Arsenal fans will be expecting to see much action from these two young Arsenal players in the year ahead, with our summer signing Takuma Asano still not having been granted a work permit to play football in England and Serge Gnabry being one of the forgotten stars from the academy and seemingly nearing the end of his time with the club.
After Arsene Wenger’s comments last week that the Arsenal fans should not be expecting many new arrivals during the summer, it has created conundrum about where he will be getting the replacements for Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini for starters, before we even think about the necessary striker and DM that have been needed for quite a while.
Arsenal always have nearly a whole team out on loan every season, and Arsene Wenger normally picks their destinations carefully to try and match the level of their ability in the hope that first team experience will help them improve their game.