Arsenal used to be renowned for training their youngsters in the Arsenal way and then integrating them seamlessly into the Gunners first team, but lately there are more and more of our promising youngsters moving abroad to lesser teams where at least they can get a chance at the the first team. Most of them seem to move to Belgian orDutch sides lately, but Stephy Mavdidi must be extra promising, as he has been snapped up by Juventus!
Poor old David Ospina, the Arsenal and Colombia keeper has been trying to get away from the Emirates for a few years now, and now the arrival of Bernd Leno has made him surplus to requirements he is still finding it hard to get a club to accept his conditions, even on a loan deal.
The new Arsenal coach Unai Emery made it clear last week that David Ospina, Carl Jenkinson and Joel Campbell would be the only outgoing Gunners from the first team before the end of the European transfer window despite the new rumours about Elneny. Campbell has been confirmed as moving to the newly-promoted serie A side Frosinone, and it has just been confirmed that Ospina is in Napoli having a medical now.
I think all Arsenal fans knew that we wouldn’t be seeing Joel Campbell in an Arsenal shirt again after yet another unproductive loan arrangement last season. Campbell has been a Gunner for seven years but only ever made 23 appearances for the club and was sent out on loan an amazing seven times to France, Spain, Portugal and Greece. But now he has finally found a club in Italy who are willing to take him on full time, but to be honest I have never heard of the team, called Frosinone Calcio.
The idea of the transfer window closing early in England was the EPL managers getting tired of selecting players who’s future was up in the air, like the OX and Sanchez for Arsenal last season. The hope was everyone could start the season with a settled squad.
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Arsenal’s Transfer window Conclusions by Dan Smith
I have seen a lot of comments on here about how underwhelmed some Arsenal fans have been about this summers transfer window, despite seeing so many needed players come in and most of them arrived long before the mad deadline day uncertainty..
So let us summarise how our window actually went…