This transfer window was always going to be a defining moment for Arsenal and in particular Unai Emery but as things stand at the time of writing it really is not looking good for the club and manager.
If Arsenal fail next season then it is hard to see how Emery can keep his job, his contract expires at the end of the season and it is imperative for him to have a better season than last season.
That will not happen while our top-six rivals all strengthen and improve and we stand still, and standing still is what is currently happening.
At this moment in time, we have just one new signing, an 18-year-old forward from the fourth division in Brazil.
We are supposed to be signing William Saliba but that has not yet been officially confirmed and even when it is, he is not going to be with us for at least 12 months.
Arsenal was supposed to be close to signing Celtic defender Kieran Tierney but according to the last reports that is not now going to happen.
Dani Ceballos is supposed to be signing for us on loan but that is now in doubt following the injury to his Real Madrid teammate Marco Asensio.
Then there is Wilfried Zaha but as is widely being reported Crystal Palace want more than what we can afford and there is report after report of multiple swap deals and so on.
Everton Soares is also supposed to be a main target but that just seems to be tabloid speculation and it is anyone’s guess if he is a genuine target.
We are not being linked with any top defenders and we need defenders more than anything right now and there is little on any of the deadwood being sold.
Hopefully, things will change and this transfer window turns out to be a success but right now, it just looks a mess and I am not at all encouraged.