On the face of it, you would say that this summers transfer window is probably one of the most crucial in the recent history of Arsenal but is that really true?
I remember seeing the meltdown from Tottenham fans on Twitter every time they lost a game blaming the failure to sign any players in two transfer windows, it was like they were facing relegation the way they were acting.
But Spurs not signing any new players forced them to use their youngsters more often like Harry Winks and if I am not mistaken he is now an England international and obviously their fans changed their tune once they made it to the Champions League final.
So it got me thinking, would it be such a bad thing if we did not actually buy anyone this summer, now, hear me out before you start screaming at me.
When you have a mediocre budget you end up signing mediocre players so why not save the £45 Million and add it on to the next transfer budget in January or even next summer.
Of course, sell the deadwood and add that to the budget and bring the kids through, we have some bloody good young talent.
OK, it may have a knock-on effect, we may not qualify for the champions league or win any trophies and may even end up in 7th or 8th but at the end of it, we would be far better off for the future.
We would have a huge transfer kitty built up over a year or so, we would have got rid of the useless players and we would have brought through some excellent youngsters.
It does mean sacrificing a year I accept but the way we are going now is just plodding along and better to take the hits now and build a solid foundation for the future.
I know, crazy, right? but still worth a thought I reckon.