Pundit urges Arsenal to do this summer what they did not do last year

Former Arsenal player, Kevin Campbell has urged them to conclude their summer transfer business earlier than they did last summer.

The Gunners added the likes of Ben White and Martin Odegaard to Mikel Arteta’s squad before the last campaign.

But some transfers happened close to the start of the season, and the players probably didn’t get enough time to get used to what is demanded of them.

They will bolster their team again in the next transfer window, and Campbell wants them to start work immediately and finish their summer business as soon as possible.

He tells Football Insider: “I hope they get their business done early. It makes a huge difference in my opinion. I’m not saying all of the business has to be done but at least some.

“It took too long last summer. It was right until the last knockings.”

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Getting our summer business done early will help our new signings settle into the new surrounding before the season kicks off.

Our scouts would have been working hard ahead of next season, which means they should have a list of targets already.

Now that the season is over, we need to begin negotiations with the various clubs and sign who we need quickly.

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  1. I remember our previous manager (AW) getting stick for “panic buying” – yet another example of MA being judged differently – so let’s see if we can get deals over the line early this window.

  2. Arteta cannot/will not learn. His self concern and ego are bigger than his love for Arsenal. Also he is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier of managers. He starts his methods when the others have progressed. He is always a year or two behind. That’s why we are playing old fashioned pass back/sidesways/snore football, but other teams are quickly getting the ball forwards.

    1. So how did this “ego” manage to get a young, inexperienced team into 5th in the League from scratch? Not to mention without a top striker.

      1. I would imagine probably playing one game a week had something to do with it Pat .
        And we had a top striker but unfortunately Arteta couldn’t or didn’t know how to get the best out of him .

      2. @SW, Watch Laca’s goal against Southampton, (which has been nominated for goal of the season) and see that it contradicts every single part of your comment.

        1. What one goal Declan ,come on you can do better than that .
          Even Artetas biggest fans cannot defend how boring and mechanical our football as become over the last 2 seasons .
          I can count on one finger where I’ve enjoyed the football put to us with Arteta in charge .
          Obviously horses for courses regarding what some fans consider good football .

          1. NO doubt DK, what a ridiculous counterargument

            if MA has any interest whatsoever in changing the culture of this club, which I’m not totally convinced of, he would make sure that he didn’t repeat some of the most glaring and nonsensical mistakes of our more recent past, like conducting too much of our transfer business in the latter portion of the window…furthermore, much like the latter days Wenger, you simply can’t provide MA with a built-in excuse for early season failure

            1. He’s like wenger in the transfer market slow to react and waits until it’s nearly closed so they save on a few weeks wages instead of just getting the players we need

      3. If he’d have done business in January like Conte did we would be in the Champions league.

  3. Fully agree . We bought Partey in the last day. We tends to do business very late and as a result always suffer .
    Must buy players early and have a proper pre season

  4. But we were in fine form while playing pl and efl b4 we got knocked out by pool who have quality players than we do.

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