In all fairness, the transfer window has barely started, none of the big clubs has done any real business and the chances are that it will really kick into gear from July onwards but based on what we have seen so far it is possible to draw some conclusions.
Frustration has set in early
Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City have done no business so far, Chelsea have sold their best player and Man United have done a single £18 Million deal so in all reality nothing to speak of by our rivals in terms of huge names being brought in by our rivals but for some reason Arsenal fans are showing frustration and impatience at no business being done as of yet.
It will come, now is not the time to be getting all negative and annoyed.
Arsenal targets are not exactly inspiring
There have been some decent players we have been linked with, Hakim Ziyech, Kieran Tierney, Ryan Fraser etc but let’s be honest, none of them is world class players. Think back to when we signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he was a top top player, top scorer in Germany, African footballer of the year and so on, he was the sort of player that could easily be linked with Real Madrid and Barcelona not sure Tierney and Fraser are in the bracket.
Youth appears to be the focus
There are a lot of youngsters we are being linked with, a hell of a lot, too many to list here but the feeling I am getting is that the club and Unai Emery are taking a long term view in turning the club around and targets like William Saliba, Alexis Claude Maurice, Gabriel Martinelli etc are more likely to be signing for us than the likes of 30-year-old Ivan Perisic.
Fans are split over who should be sold
It is quite astonishing that there are so many fans that would be happy to see Aubameyang sold for the right amount of money and to a rival as well. He is 30 but also the Golden Boot winner and weakening our best position seems strange and opinion has been divided and so if that is the case with Aubameyang then that means no one is safe.
Well, apart from Lacazette maybe and it seems everyone and their uncle has an opinion on who should or not be sold.
Just check out some of the comments on this site to get a taste of the splits in opinion.