There are still a few days of the summer transfer window left and we know that the last few days can often see quite a lot of deals being done. We have done them ourselves in the past and Arsene Wenger has already suggested that this might be the case again, so the Arsenal fans feeling frustrated about the lack of money spent and players added to the current squad could still have something to smile about.
It looks like we will definitely not be getting Thomas Lemar from Monaco though, after The Mirror reported Wenger’s comments in his press conference about the French club refusing to sell. That does tell us that the boss was trying, though, so his other comments about being happy with what he has seem a bit odd and they have also opened the door to more protests and discontent from us Gooners if and when our latest Premier League title challenge falters.
He said, “I am completely happy with the strength of the squad. I have said already we have too many players. Some players have no chance to play.
“If you have too many players of confirmed status you are in a difficult position to give a chance to young players.”
This is all well and good if that squad of players goes on to show he was right – but if they don’t, which is more than likely, then he only has himself to blame when we turn on him like we did last season. This transfer window was his chance to spend serious money and show that he had changed, and so far he just has not done so. Can he really be surprised if we then blame him when things go wrong?