Pundit claims the Arsenal board has proven him ‘wrong’

Alex Crook has claimed that he has been proven wrong by Arsenal, who have continued to back manager Mikel Arteta for a second successive summer.

The Gunners were the biggest spenders in Europe last summer, spending around £150 Million to bring in Sambi Lokonga, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Aaron Ramsdale, Nuno Tavares and Ben White.

So far this summer, we have already been acting swiftly in the market also, having announced Matt Turner, Marquinhos and Fabio Vieira, and a deal for Gabriel Jesus is believed to be made official today.

While there is no inclination that they could be ready to stop there either, with us having shown interest in deals for Raphinha and Lisandro Martinez already this summer, and we remain on course to be the biggest spenders once again.

Sports writer Alex Crook claims that he wasn’t expecting the club to back our boss as we did this time last year, but that it shows that there has been a clear change in stance by the owners.

“They are close to spending £300million in the last two summer transfer windows,” Crook told GiveMeSport.

“Considering that the Arsenal fans, not that long ago, were really unhappy with the lack of investment from the Kroenkes, I think there’s been a definite change of tact.

“I didn’t expect Arteta – having missed out on the top four – to be quite as well backed this summer as he was last, but clearly I’ve been proven wrong.”

Not only are the owners showing belief in our backroom staff, but our club has been working extremely well in recent windows. Not only is the scouting network doing their jobs, but we have been clear and concise, and I can’t help but be impressed in how quickly they established their priority for the summer and closed in on Jesus’s signature.

The whole setup from top to bottom finally seems to be giving us every chance of continuing to progress, and I can’t wait to see just how far our new team will be able to take us.


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  1. It would be odd if having backed Arteta as manager that the Kroenkes didn’t back him in the transfer market. With Auba and Laca gone then not to replace them would be a backward step. You might not agree with the signing but to do nothing is a mistake

  2. So as of this writing we have;
    – GK Turner & CB Trusty from States
    – Saliba returning permantly (CB)
    – 19yr Old Marquinho (LW) (Gabby 2.0)
    – Fabio Vieria £32m (CAM)
    – Gabriel Jesus £45m (ST)
    – Promotions withing Patino etc…

    Still in the mix for;
    – Teilimans (personal agreed, £25m+)
    – Martinez (battle with UTD £40m)
    – Winger?

    Still to leave;
    – AMN
    – Pepe
    – Leno
    – Bellerin (I’d try keep him & Tomi)
    – Nelson (maybe comes back?)
    – Lucas

    Possible Loans;
    – Taveres
    – Lokonga
    – Balogun
    – Azeez

    GK – Ramsdale / Turner
    RB – Tomi / Hector
    CB – Gabi / Saliba / White / Rob / Trust
    LB – Teirney / Taveres (Martinez)
    CM – Partey / Xhaka / Elneny
    (Possibly Teilimans & Martinez)
    AM – Øde / Smithrowe / Vieria
    RW – Saka
    CF – Jesus / Eddie
    LW – Martinelli (SmRw)

    Hopefully we can bring in Martinez, Teilimans and another attacking winger to complete this summers window. Then start shipping out the ones who need to leave or game tike on loan.

    Nice start to the window

    1. Nice work here mate, agree on most points.


      *Trusty will be loaned out to a Championship
      *Bellerin will be moved on if a reasonable
      bid is tabled
      *Prefer Fofana to Tielemans
      *Onana would be a fantastic talent to back
      up and at times partner both TP and
      *Evan Ndicka would be a younger and
      cheaper alternative to LM. A quality player
      that can cover both LB and LCB
      *Would give RN a serious look @ RW during
      preseason tours and make a decision on
      that position toward the end of the window

      Agree on all the loans and players moving

  3. A welcome optimistic take, which will I believe be well accepted by all, save only the relentlessly permanant anti MA brigade who pollute this site so regularly with their impatient nonsense!

  4. It is said great men make major mistakes.

    Is the gaffer on to be one of the greatest coaches ever grace the earth, only time will tell, he certainly shows strong leadership in his decision making many twice his age struggle with.

    Glaring mistakes are there, but the good and effort far exceeds in my opinion.

    The board had no choice but to back the gaffer, once in a while you will find a hungry, smart and bold youngman with all those traits

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