Everyone and their uncle seems to know that Arsenal has a lower than usual transfer budget and that they are not in the market for £100 Million players but there is a way that they can upgrade their squad with top talent at a relatively low cost.
Do swap deals.
It may seem obvious and simplistic but hear me out here for a minute.
The rumours are rife that we want to sign Samuel Umtiti from Barcelona and they apparently want to sign Sead Kolasinac, so there you go, do a swap with maybe a little cash on top as a sweetener, works for almost everyone.
Back to Barcelona, the reports are that they are keen on Alexandre Lacazette, fine, we can take Phillipe Coutinho. That would be a clear win-win for all parties.
That is just three as an example, there are tons of players we have been linked with and loads of our players, even the deadwood, that are apparently wanted by the very same clubs we want to do business with and therefore, surely swap deals is the way forward.
Now, I am sure there are considerations that I am not familiar with, agents as an example but to me, it really does seem a logical way forward.