Do we now agree that Arsenal had a successful transfer window?

As there is with every season, there’s talk about whether Arsene Wenger has prepared Arsenal enough over the course of the summer, to be ready for a strong start at the beginning of the campaign. As this year again proved, Arsenal didn’t start things off as they would’ve wished. However after three consecutive wins in the Premier League, things seem to be back on track and Arsenal are no longer trailing far behind the leaders so early into the new campaign.

There’s been a little bit of talk in the media this past week about Arsenal’s chances of going on to win the Premier League this year, in what seems likely to be the EPL’s most competitive campaign yet. Although it is still early on, so many teams look like they could win it and even though Manchester City seem to be running away with it a little so early on in the season, anything can of course change and Arsenal could be in with a shot.

Former Gunner and Arsenal legend Freddie Ljungberg has been speaking about the club’s chances for the title this season and he seems to share the same positivity that others have shown so far this year. When questioned about if Wenger is still the right man to lead Arsenal towards getting their hands on the trophy, Ljungberg said: “He’s shown he’s a great manager and I think he’s been restricted a bit on the financial side in the past. They were second last year and this year hopefully we can win it. I think some people wanted some signings in the summer but everyone knows English clubs have a lot of money at the moment and if you ask for a player they raise the prices. He managed to get the players in the end.”

As Ljungberg suggests, although it was a frustrating summer for Arsenal fans when it came to new signings, Wenger did eventually get the players he wanted. Albeit they may not have been the club’s first choice signings, but they are still players that will undoubtedly help Arsenal achieve more than would’ve been possible without them. Personally for the amount of money Wenger has spent, I think he’s done very well to get the calibre and strength of players that he has bought. Xhaka looks like a cracking deal for the price paid and if Arsenal are to go on to challenge for the league, I think the midfielder will be pivotal to our success. Mustafi looks strong at the back and will prove to be vital in what we can hope to be a stronger and more disciplined back line, whilst Lucas Perez will be looking to be the striker Arsenal fans have been hoping for.

Ljungberg still works at Arsenal, coaching the Under 16’s team, so he is still in and around the club and its first team officials. Hopefully Freddie has a good insight of what this team is capable this season and with the right balance, I think Arsenal could certainly push onto competing all season long, in what will be a very hard fought campaign.



  1. muffdiver says:

    By our usual low standards it was a great window.

    A cb dm and cf in one window?
    Two of which experienced internationals
    Bugger off

    Obviously the greedy person in us wanted a recognised cf.
    But he is definitely different to what we have.
    Time will tell if he can do it


  2. Skandalouz says:

    It’s a very sorry thing that Arsenal fans, various media pundits and alot of others were generally right in our needs for years.. Mustafi, Xhaka and another (mobile) striker + replace the deadwood and constantly injured players is what we’ve been asking about for years.

    The majority of us were rightly concerned after Wenger only signed Cech last summer and I’m convinced we would’ve won the league if we did more there. Now it seems Wenger realised that, signed a perfect squad player slash hard worker in Elneny and we all know what happened this summer.

    I’m feeling very positive about this season, there’s lots of room for imrpovement but the Watford (quality wise) and (depth wise) games were very encouraging! Let’s hope Wenger can find balance and can tactically adapt to every single opponent he faces, at least the Chelsea game is a perfect indicator for that and couldn’t have come on a better time.


    1. Skandalouz says:

      should be Forest (depth wise) of course.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        I think we would’ve won it last season with the changes made this year. However, remember we tried for Xhaka last summer, we went for Perez in jan, I think that would’ve improved our chances greatly. Esp Xhaka as Santi were out. Giroud dried up after Christmas, maybe that would’ve happened differently, Perez would arrive confident. So don’t be too harsh.

  3. Fatboy Gooney says:

    So far , So good.
    Our new signings have obviously strengthened our squad and the competition for places will keep everyone on their toes. You can already see that the confidence and the moral in the team has improved. We can only take each game as it comes, next up is Chelsea, let us see how the Lads do against them before we start creaming our pants! ?

  4. Simon_MrMac says:

    Any prem winning team needs a striker bang in form.

    Hope and pray that at least one of options becomes that-

    If Sanchez, Ox, Walcott, Iwobi, Xhaka et al add goals from midfield I think can genuinely challenge for title !


  5. atid says:

    Would still over to see us go 442 (diamond mid) or 4312 even 4321 at times. Just want to see wenger mix up a bit at times, especially when rotating. Instead making players fit the system, why not use a system that fits the players?

    1. seckie says:

      Why the thumb down? I don’t get it. It s of the obvious that we need change in formation and tactics against certain teams, we can’t just get stuck with 4321 that we are known for .

  6. Vlad says:

    To early to tell… When we signed Gabriel, and I saw him play a few times, I thought he’s gonna be one of our best defenders. After several months, however, I changed my opinion. He’s probably one of the worst players ever to put on an Arsenal shirt. Along the lines of Denilson, Squillaci, and Santos. Painful to watch at times.

  7. Fatboy Gooney says:

    Something can only be deem as successful when there is an achievement at the end of it. Lol ?

    In other news:

    Nigerian billionaire Dangote plans to buy Arsenal fc within 4 years.

    Ramsey is expected to return from injury in mid October.

    Gazidis has stated that Arsenal are prepared for life without wenger but also stated that they are still in talks with Wenger over extendeding his contract.

    1. bran99 says:

      Dangote may take longer, Ramsey may take longer, but Wenger contract may come earlier than expected

  8. Break-on-through says:

    We need one more thing to happen and then I think it’s in the bag for sure. We need Freddie to dye his hair, red.

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