Although Arsene Wenger has taken a lot of the flak from Arsenal fans and the football media alike over the last decade, a lot of us can appreciate that the Frenchman was working with one hand tied behind his back.
We are all fairly optimistic these days going in to a transfer window but up until a couple of years ago, it was a thing of dread for us Gooners. Not only would the Gunners be spending a pittance compared to our main Premier League rivals, we would often end up losing one of our best players to them.
That meant the Wenger signings were under even more scrutiny and quite frankly, they did not often stand up to it. Money was clearly a big part of this but I have lost count of the times when people on this site have said that many of our problems began when our former vice-Chairman David Dein left the club.
He was apparently a key figure in some of our best transfers in the Wenger years and so a report in the Daily Mail today suggesting that he could possibly be set to return if the Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote does get his way and take over the ownership, could just see the dream team of Wenger and Dein back together.
Dangote had better get a shift on though, because neither the Frenchman nor his former colleague are exactly spring chickens anymore. Maybe it would be better if Wenger just got a new transfer expert to help him eh? Or maybe we would be better with Usmanov taking over lol