So Arsenal have a poor season in which we miss out on Champions League football for the first time in two decades under Arsene Wenger but the club’s board decide to give the long serving Frenchman a new contract anyway. The proviso is that the boss and the board change their ways and drag the Gunners back up among the Premier League big hitters and at first it looked like it was going to happen.
An early signing of quality in Sead Kolasinac and then the breaking of the transfer record to get Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon but that is it with a little over two weeks before the domestic season begins. Meanwhile almost all of our rivals, except Tottenham thankfully, are outstripping our spending by some margin once again.
Man City are spending cash like a man with no arms and both Manchester United and Chelsea look like spending well in excess of £100 million on new players. Is it just me or is this summer just like all the rest, with the Gunners being tight or too cautious and dropping even further away from the really big EPL clubs?
Or do you think Wenger is being sensible with the Arsenal transfer fund and will have a few more signings for us to celebrate before the window shuts?