Opinion: How long should Arsenal’s new signings get before they deliver?

Arsenal faces a defining summer and next season would probably be Mikel Arteta’s last to make a mark at the club.

The club has been on a downward spiral since 2018 when we finished outside the top four in Arsene Wenger’s last campaign in charge.

Unai Emery failed to get us back inside the Champions League places and we even failed to make the top seven last season, meaning no European football for us in the next campaign.

It is easy to see why we’re expected to sign several players in this transfer window ahead of next season.

The likes of Ben white and Houssem Aouar have been linked with a move to the Emirates and they would be joining a demanding atmosphere at the club.

What Arsenal fans want is a fast start to next season, but we have to consider the fact that most of our new signings are coming from different leagues and have been playing with tactical orientations that differs from what Mikel Arteta’s players have.

They would need time to deliver the results we all want.

However, no matter the number of new signings that join the club, we still expect the Gunners to at least deliver the top four next season.

How many months do you think a new signing would need before they settle down and start producing results?

An article from Ime

Tags Arsenal signings


  1. Tom k says:

    Wot new signings

    1. Mambo says:

      yeah, lol.

  2. Mambo says:

    Sterling dive wins it for England.

    Apparently, it is going home but has never been home like a baby orphan.

    1. Tom k says:

      Pepe were you you come from if you hate England why do you like arsenal because lacazette is 1 off the biggest play dives around so sod off

      1. Pepe says:

        I don’t hate England as a country or nation but the national football is complete rubbish no wonder even with all their hype, they hardly test success. they see every average player as world class
        They play shit football with over hyped international players. Pragmatic, non entertaining, over hyped and diva’s who can’t stay on their feet

        1. SueP says:

          Back tracking a bit there Pepe
          Hilarious to think that we have finally cheated our way to the final of a European trophy

  3. PJ-SA says:

    Sterling and Kane are an absolute embarrassment to football and terrible role models for the youth.

    Both of them are serial divers, Kane being the more pathetic of the two in general.

    1. RSH says:

      that pen call is so bad, lmao. sterling was falling down the entire time.

    2. Sue says:

      Have to agree… and just think it won’t be long before they’re both knighted… they already have MBEs….

    3. Tom k says:

      Like know other from other teams dives think about it

    4. Tom k says:

      PJ so know other teams dives just think about wot you say so alright for other teams to do it but not us

      1. Sue says:

        Talk about uncharted territory!! Imagine the scenes if Saka scores the winner!!

  4. MartinelliTheBench says:

    Everyone complains about ESL but seems perfectly content with Uefa’s corruption, I don’t understand it.

    If it’s not clear that Uefa are trying to hand England the trophy then you are in serious denial. How many away games have they played again? Both semi finals and final at Wembley, I mean come on….

    1. RSH says:

      i think it’s just general incompetence this time. uefa has tried to avoid wembley games for years until recently.

    2. Tom k says:

      Martiinell Italy av played alot of home games so can’t blame England anyway go and support Scotland sorry they or OUT COME ON ENGLAND

  5. gotanidea says:

    It’ll depend on their price tags. I expect a 40+ M attacker to immediately make a big contribution like Alexis Sanchez

    A 40+ M CB had better play like Bonucci or Chiellini. Whereas a 40+ M DM should play like Makalele or Fernandinho

  6. SueP says:

    I’ve been watching diving in continental Europe since the 70’s. Par for the course. If you can’t beat them .. join them at their own game

    1. PJ-SA says:

      Very honourable morals Sue, game needs more fans like you.

      Sterling and Kane are two of the best divers in Europe, if it’s anyone’s own game it’s theirs.

      1. RSH says:

        when kane dives against us next time i’m sure everyone will be fine with it 😜

        1. SueP says:

          I hate it
          But as I said, I’ve watched English teams in European comps way back completely take advantage of

      2. SueP says:

        Very droll
        But countless times English teams got absolutely terrible decisions against them
        It’s ugly and not in the spirit of the game but it’s here to stay in international and home leagues

    2. Siamois says:

      SueP please tell me you are not of of those”there was no diving until foreign players started to play in England”

    3. JanV says:

      To be honest I don’t see the Danes as divers.

  7. Didrik Plehn says:

    In an environment like this less than 5 days, because most ignorant fans have unrealistic expectations. I’m not among them so I will say 6 days, 6 hours and 6 minutes, that’s all they get 🤣🤣

  8. NY_Gunner says:

    England had better up their game considerably. Because Italy is going to run right through em…

    1. Sue says:

      In other words they need to dive more!! (If that’s possible)

      1. NY_Gunner says:

        The Italians are gonna be “body surfing” across the pitch…There’s a video out where Immobile goes down outside the box, holding his ankle and rolling around, screaming in agony. Then his team scores and he hopes right up and runs to celebrate the goal. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

        1. Sue says:

          🤣🤣 cheating sods the lot of them, couldn’t help but laugh at it though!
          The ref will have a very busy night on Sunday.. I hope it’s the German guy, he’s quality!!

    2. James says:

      On the original question, if they come from outside the league 6months to a year. From the premiership a month or two to settle into a new environment and style of play. Also depending on the position they play and age too, some younger players adapt far quicker. It’s hard to judge

      1. Pepe says:

        How long did it take Fernandez yo settle at Manchester United
        It’s about identifying the right players who already suits the way the manager wants to play
        You can’t bring someone and you want to change his game to suit you that process takes a lot time for players to make the shift.

  9. Didrik Plehn says:

    I’m Norwegian, but I have been in love with English football since the 70s. It’s time for football coming home, but Italy will be a dangerous opponent 🇳🇴🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

    1. JanV says:

      I’m also a neutral fan but I have to say this tournament has been below PL level and horrible to watch.

      Italy is the only team that has convinced a bit or lived up to “big football nation” status a bit, but there will be no convincing winner IMO. Unless Italy win 3-0.

      I will read about the game on Monday.

  10. ken1945 says:

    Kane had a perfect penalty decision overturned earlier, so why all the moaning about the one given?
    VAR looked at it and agreed with the decision, so what is the problem?
    England are through to the final and haven’t we been told that decisions are evened out over a season/competition?

    Anyone remember Frank Lampards equaliser being ruled a no goal against Germany?


    1. RSH says:

      var did not agree with the decision. it is there to overturn if there is an obvious error. they determined the ref did not make an obvious error, not that they were fouls or not. There was contact on Sterling and thats the only reason the call stood. That Kane pen I simply disagree on, ball was won fairly enough and there was some followthrough but not a foul. Think there’s a better debate for that one than the pretty ridiclous sterling one.

      1. ken1945 says:

        You’ve answered the question then – the referee did not make an obvious error…. if it had of been, then VAR would have alerted him.

        So simple to follow, I don’t understand what all the fuss is about.
        The referee in charge of the match, made a decision and VAR couldn’t say it was wrong… that’s why England were awarded the penalty.

        1. Siamois says:

          What about the 2nd ball on the field?is the ref not meant to stop the game when a 2nd ball or foreign object enters the field? I won’t mention the laser( even though I just have)having said that i want England to beat Italy and win the Euros it’s only natural/logical that after France my country of birth to support my “adoptive”country!

    2. gooner4life says:

      I thought this was an Arsenal site why all these comments about England?

      1. Siamois says:

        Yes an Arsenal site where you can find MU Chelsea City….transfer rumours!

  11. ken1945 says:

    As for the articles question, it has to be immediately…. if we judge in the same way as we have previously.

    1. Didrik Plehn says:

      No-nonsense 👌

  12. Declan says:

    4 hours 16 minutes.

  13. Joe.S says:

    No complaints about cheats today Jon Fox. Must be those foreigners. Italy vs England. Something to look forward to. Cynical Italians vs sturdy English professions willing to take a hit for the team. Seriously though, its going to be a great game regardless. And my appetite for the new season is also beginning to wet. what a difference a crowd makes. Hopefully with a full stadium the b.s. football from Arteta will be taken to account.

    1. SueP says:

      Can’t you just support him and the team ?
      It’s a relentless barrage of abuse before a ball has been kicked

      1. Didrik Plehn says:

        I don’t agree with everything, but I have been an Arsenal fan since 1971. I’m behind our manager and players, we should not give our opponents a “free lunch.” COYG 🔴⚪️

    2. jon fox says:

      Joe S Why mention me? I do not remotely understand why you mention me with cheating players, as it is well known that I loathe ALL cheats, from wherever they come ! So what, if anything, are you asking me to comment upon?

      1. Joe.S says:

        Just surprised you didn’t come out ranting and raging the way you did a few months ago when a certain player, forgot his name already, went down on a fifty fifty ball. When I commented that this is a normal part of football, why should defenders be given all the advantages? you also called me a cheat. What a sucker punch. Anyway enjoy the game on Sunday. There is going to be a lot of good, hopefully great football, and possibly the best cheat may win ( unfortunately).

  14. Joe.S says:

    Will always support the tne Arsenal.

  15. Reggie says:

    When we actually sign someone you mean! 3 GAMES!

  16. ThirdManJW says:

    Depends on the circumstances, age, and experience.

    E.g. I expected a player like Willian to have delivered from day one because he was already fully adapted to the EPL, England, and even London. Foreign signings need a lot more patience.

    My general rule of thumb is:

    Experienced signings from within your own league should be delivering in their first season.

    Experienced foreign signings always need that first season to adapt, especially given how tough the EPL is. I would allow the same timeframe for a world class player, but would need to see some quality here and there in that first season.

    Young, inexperienced signings obviously need a lot longer to adapt, especially if they are bedded into the first team slowly. Maybe a few years, depending on their game time.

  17. vie says:

    The question in context here should be when are these signings done? They barely have preseason at Arsenal and they even join after 3/4 games at the start of the campaign.Sign them early enough and let them get acclimatised to the system other than keeping in the news till forever

  18. 03 gooner says:

    Depends on the signing. So you would give more time to lokonga and tavares as they are young moving from a different league where as a prem proven player like say bissouma you would expect them to pretty much hit the ground running.

  19. 03 gooner says:

    OT seems like I must’ve watched a different game to most fans, thought England were pretty poor with a few moments of quality but engine room was lethargic and Denmark at times were able to pass through the lines with little pressure and got into some good positions where a team of Italy’s would take advantage p.s I would bring in Henderson to add more energy and drop either rice or Phillips.

  20. Akonteh Andrew says:

    The initial and seeming indecision plagued Arteta and Edu will certainly bring another shame on Arsenal in the 21/22 campaign season..
    If they do not make a U-turn this will be their last chance to gamble with Fans’ emotions

  21. Fame says:

    35 goals ,
    6 assist
    In 41 appearance, an absolute giant of 6.7
    And a boy hood arsenal fan ,
    Maybe arsenal should go for this Nigeria beast Paul Onuachu

    1. Baba Sagna says:

      😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 the same onuachu or another??? Fans who moaned about Giroud would surely cry and wail if he rocks up at the Emirates 😂😂😂😭😭😭😭😭

  22. A J says:

    Arsenal Football Club – first last and nothing in between.

    ANY team led by a certain Mr Kane lining up with the likes of Maguire, Shaw, Walker et al – not for me.

    Saka & Tierney’s performances throughout the tournament , it stops there.

    Also Xhaka, as I was interested in his performances cementing the move to Roma – by and large they should have.

    Thousands upon thousands who don’t know a football from a pickled onion going ape right now – great for the nations morale I suppose.

    Can’t wait for the serious stuff to get going.

    Let’s get this out of the way, and get back to business.

    Fancy the Italians by the way.

    Nice mix of flair, and ruthlessness and knowing how to get the job done – a well balanced side.

    Anyone else think Chiellini is a freak of nature, what a savant to club and country – the smiling assassin !

    Respect now – everyone entitled to an opinion 😉

  23. Joe.S says:

    Totally agree with you on most above opinions AJ, but specifically on Chiellini this time around. As an Italian Australian It took me a long time to appreciate his ” talent”. When he first came into the Italian team he was following a tradition of classy Italian Central defenders. Think names like Scirea, Collovati, Baresi, Nesta and Cannevaro. In comparison Chiellini looked like a clumsy oath, straight out of the goat pastures. Wrong again Joe. Over time though he has stepped up into becoming a legend both with his positional play, game smarts and fighting spirit.In Italy he is regarded as the last of his kind. A dying breed, the classic Italian defender. As an Italian supporter I fear that this time the the speed of the English forwards might be too much for him to handle but he has disproved this fallicy before. Win or lose though we can expect lots of tears from him on Sunday. And don’t be surprised if he pops up for one more world cup.

  24. Johnwbooth@bigpond.com says:

    SueP, Australia were robbed by a dive from Italy to earn a dodgy 1-0 win in the World Cup 2006, which they went on to win.

  25. JanV says:

    I think how long a player gets or needs depends on many factors. Too many to consider. I was ready to give up on Pepe but perhaps he proved towards the end of the season that he might yet come good. Sanchez was a star from day one.

    I do think that “on average” (which doesn’t exist) you have to be willing to give the player at least one season if he has no PL experience.

    I think we will be ok to start the season provided we replace Xhaka (should he leave) with a Bissouma or Neves or other PL proven player. The new players can be bedded in slowly.

    I don’t expect a top 4 finish, although that would be possible if the second half of last season is anything to go by. I expect a top 6 finish.

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