While Arsene Wenger seems content to bide his time over the Arsenal transfer business of the summer, it looks like our Premier League rivals are being much more proactive, especially the team we pipped to avoid the Champions League play-off games.
Manchester United have already completed the transfer of the young Dutch forward Memphis Depay and Louis van Gaal is not done by a long chalk. According to the rumour mill, United are close to a couple more big name transfers and they will still have bagloads of money to spend even if they do get their men, but I do not think that we have much to worry about.
According to various rumours from Spain, reported by Metro, there is a good chance of them getting the Spanish international defender Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid, either as part of the De Gea deal or just an outright purchase.
I hope they do because I watch a lot of Spanish football and while Ramos might be a powerful and experienced centre back, he is also a liability and would probably spend half the season suspended. The other big name being linked with them according to another Metro report is Bastian Schweinsteiger and although the German may have won everything in football, he is no longer a regular starter with Bayern Munich and his powers seem to be on the wane.
Add in the time it takes for players to adapt and Arsenal should have nothing to worry about from these two. And just for good measure, check out the Daily Star report that casts doubt on the value of the transfer of Depay, with Ronald Koeman suggesting they have paid way too much for him and that Depay will struggle in the Premier League. There are also suggestions that the young player has a real attitude problem, so maybe we Arsenal fans should not be too bothered about United making all the transfer running.
Are you concerned about van Gaal and United next season?