Not counting the teenage Nigerian sensation Kelechi Nwakali and the young Japanese international forward Takuma Asano, because they will almost certainly not be featuring for the Arsenal first team next season, Arsene Wenger has signed just two new players so far during this summer transfer window.
The second of those Rob Holding, whose transfer was announced yesterday, has not exactly set Arsenal fans’ pulses racing either as he is young and was extremely cheap, but at the end of last season the Frenchman admitted that he needed to make a few signings to fix the problems of recent years and give us a good chance of the title, so what is happening?
Could it be that our manager is waiting to see just which positions are really in need of help? Wenger has a long established reputation for giving chances to and bringing through young players and our current squad has quite a few potential stars of the future in it.
The likes of Alex Iwobi, Chuba Akpom, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Gedion Zelalem are all potentially very good squad players and the pre-season matches will give them a chance to show what they can do for the first team. Is that what the prof is waiting for?