Could Arsenal really close this summer transfer window without any more signings?

The transfer deadline day is just 12 hours away, and we’re forced to ask; Can Arsenal close this transfer window without another signing?

I ask so as Alex Crook, speaking on talkSPORT says it is unlikely the Gunners make other acquisitions: “They been amongst the biggest spenders in this window, so the impression I get from my sources at Arsenal is that their spending really is done in terms of significant additions.

“I think it’s really about outgoings for them between now and the end of the week.”

Since the arrival of Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber, Declan Rice, and David Raya a few weeks ago, Arsenal has yet to make any other signings. Yes, as per Crook’s claims, they have seen some key exits, like Folarin Balogun, Matt Turner, Auston Trusty, Kieran Tierney, and Nuno Tavares, while Rob Holding, Nicolas Pepe, and Cedric Soares could also leave.

Even so, there are positions that need to be bolstered. There’s a need for them to recruit a replacement for the injured Jurrien Timber. Other than a replacement for Timber, Arsenal could do with a right winger to ease Saka’s workload, and they could also do with a midfielder signing.

It’s been a tricky few hours for Mikel Arteta. Could he really close this summer transfer window without other signings?

Darren N


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  1. Arsenal still needs another signing, not necessarily a striker, but a young and mobile box to box midfielder in the mold of Eduardo Camavinga.

    This all action midfielder plays now at left back for Real Madrid.

    1. He no longer plays at LB for RM,he is back in midfield.on top of Ferland Mendy,they have activated a buy back clause and signe Fran García who is also a LB.

  2. Like I proposed in a previous article,perharps some of these perceived gaps in the squad can be filled by players from the academy. It’s been a while since a player joined the first team from there. I’d like to believe there are players who can be tried in the first team like Reuell Walters and Cozier Duberry – the latter was with the main team in preseason. Barcelona incorporated Pedri and Gavi from a young age and it paid off for them.

  3. Arteta doesn’t promote youth, he prefers being a checkbook manager. He prefers buying players over developing talented youth, or even trying for that matter.

  4. They are leaving it a bit late, time is nearly up. Our main rivals City look as though they have now completed their transfers for this window with the acquisition of Mathieu Nunes. Kovacic, Gvardiol, Doku and now Nunes looks a good window for them even allowing for the loss of Gundogan and Mahrez.

    The unfortunate long term injury to Timber has definitely set us back and now probably too late to sign a suitable replacement. On the face of it we don’t appear to have strengthened last season’s squad sufficiently to challenge Man City. We have to remember we only played 49 games to City’s 62 last season so squad depth is going to be crucial if we are to challenge for trophies. Not impossible but it will be tough and we’ll need a bit of luck along the way.

  5. We have at least 5 players who are quite capable of performing on the right wing so we do not need any more back up for Saka.

  6. If you take out Timber, which you should since he is not available for most of this season, we had a mediocre window IMO. We added one great midfield player in Rice and a big question mark in Havertz (and a back-up goalkeeper).

    Is this really a great summer window for a team that now, finally, thank god, has to also content with CL football?

    I love Timber, and it’s no one’s fault he got injured, but it does require us, IMO, to come up with a solution for his absence.

  7. Arteta has made a terrible mistake with the acquisition of Havertz but I hope I’m wrong. I think the plan was to bring in Rice to replace Partey and Havertz to replace Xhaka. He probably thought Rice’s defensive quality would be enough to accommodate two AMs. They almost sold Partey but for the preseason games which highlighted the huge risk of the idea and they had to backtrack. How could they be so naive? He completely underrated the defensive contribution and physical ruggedness of Xhaka. If I were Xhaka now, I would be so mad.
    Let’s count our loss and bring in a box to box player before it is too late. Partey is our best holding midfielder but he is not reliable. Rice can do a job in the Xhaka role but what happens when Partey goes on his annual injury spell? We play Jorginho or Havertz?
    It’s looking like a Man City season again.

  8. With Timber out and Tierny on loan, we have less depth in defense compared to last season.
    With Xhaka sold, Rice is an upgrade but not in terms of depth. Kai is as it stands our only singing that brings more depth compared to last season. And it is yet to be seen if he will come out good.
    We have CL and we need more depth compared to last season, so as it stands we are in a problem. Ideally, we need three more players – a defender, a MF who can make things happen, and a good attacker who can rotate with Saka and maybe Jesus. A defender and an attacker are a must, and I am afraid it won’t happen. Torres and Garcia from Barcelona would be ideal at this stage, maybe Torres on loan with an option to buy, and Garcia on a permanent deal.

  9. Is Sambi still and Arsenal player… gone been pretty quiet about him leaving, or has he already and I’ve missed it?

    But yes… I think we are done now unless Artedu pulls something spectacular out of the bag that no one was expecting?

  10. Arsenal should make a 120m pound bid for Victor Osimhen. He is exactly what we need to win the EPL. with that kind of signing, G Jesus would love to the right as a competition for Saka.
    Nketiah and Osimhen would compete for the CF role. We need very clinical Central forwards who can convert chances. Osimhen is the deal.

      1. You are funny Gundown.
        😂. But honestly, we need an Improvement on what we have currently. If it is about convincing Osimhen to join Arsenal, that is not a big deal. We spent 105m pounds on Rice. We can spend another 120m pounds on Osimhen.
        Osimhen is a top quality striker.
        He is more clinical than Nketiah and G.Jesus

        1. Skills1000 are you aware of something called Financial Fair Play(FFP) ? Considering Arsenal had to restructure the Raya deal into a loan deal,I’m not sure they can spend that much without breaching FFP rules. It’s just not realistic.

        2. This is AFC
          No way are we spending 200m+ on 2 players in a window
          Arsenal doesn’t need osimenh either
          The team have shown scoring goals has never been an issue to them, our weakness is conceding too many goals… strikers win you matches defense wins you titles

  11. Agreed medicore window paying over the top for Rice, £65m for Havertz is a waste of money, Raya a confusing but good back up & Timber fell at the 1st hurdle but is a decent player from what we saw.

    Xhaka leaves for Rice, younger but certainly not better than Granit, YET. Smithrowe won’t get game time for Kia who we didn’t need, Flo leaves which I understand but Tierney, Taveres gone and Zink all alone for LB.

    Not a great window as much money as we have spent. Mikel is concerning me with alot atm with his methods, tactics, tinkering, selling and spending

  12. Omg, so many true experts here, slamming our window now. How about -idk – wait and see? The owners are for once really supportive of the clubs management structure, the one that brought us the closest to a epl title in a decade at least. We bought the one player, everyone was only dreaming of at the end of last season, and brought three other super promising guys in. Let’s enjoy the start of the season and talk about the window around november – by the time we’d have actually seen something. Just the fact that we haven’t crush our opposition in the first three games, it doesn’t mean anything. The amount of negativity around here is completely unnecessary.

    1. I saw the same amount of positivity when the signings were made early, but the positivity was never too much
      We started the window great but out of the signings the only one’s who actually improved our 1st 11 from last season is rice and timber, now timber is out
      And the team looks just as last season judging Rice is In for Xhaka, how is that not an average window I don’t know, it would have looked more promising had Timber been fit
      You can tell people to keep quiet when they have genuine concerns

      1. Genuine concerns I have nothing against them. But I’m reading judging posts about mediocre window (unbelievable Rice suddenly not enough), poor team selection and terrible mistakes of our manager. Let’s talk about it with a proper sample of games played. Let’s stay supportive of our club at least for a while and let’s enjoy the beginning of the season.

  13. With Timber injured & Tireny gone it is smaller squad compared to last year.And it seems Holding is also on his way out.
    So really this looks a very bad transfer window for Arsenal because we spent lot of money and reduced the squad size without adding any game changing players (Rice is not that person)

  14. With the signings other teams have made, and the injury to Timber and dilution with Kai Havertz Arsenal will struggle to win the league. If we get Joao Cancelo that may change.

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