Okay I know that Arsenal fans, or some of us at least, have become well and truly fed up with the twice yearly disappointment that is a transfer window. This January has been no different, in terms of the lack of money spent or new players arriving that is.
What has been quite different, however, is the fact that Arsenal have not been alone in this, or even out of the ordinary, as there have been almost no big moves made by any of the big Premier League clubs. Could this be proof that Arsene Wenger’s oft spoken criticism of the winter transfer window was right all along?
There was plenty of money spent by the likes of Man City and United in the summer and we did not do too bad with the manager bringing in players like Mustafi and Xhaka. Wenger has often said that clubs should be able to sort themselves out for the season ahead without needing to splash out halfway through and as long as there are no major injury problems I see his point.
So with none of the major title rivals having these sort of issues to cope with, although us missing Santi Cazorla is arguably the biggest blow, everyone seems happy to go with what they have, even Chelsea who have lost Oscar and Jon Obi Mikel to China.
So should we be happy that Arsenal have not lost any ground to the big spenders for a change and hope that our squad proves to have the strength and quality that the Frenchman clearly believes?