So much about Arsenal is dysfunctional these days but their conduct when it comes to transfer negotiations takes the title of incompetence hands down.
Where to start, William Saliba? for weeks they were trying to conclude a deal for the St Etienne defender to no avail and what happens? Tottenham enters the race.
Then there is Kieran Tierney, Arsenal put in a pathetically low ball offer which annoys the hell out of the Scottish champions and the club is subjected to ridicule from pundits, fans and former players alike and of course, Napoli is now in the running the sign the 22-year-old.
Then there is Wilfried Zaha, the bid was so below what Crystal Palace wanted that according to David Ornstein they have called the Arsenal way of doing business outdated and naive.
That is just what we know about.
I mean, who is sanctioning all this? It is amateurish and reflects badly on the club and all that was supposed to change since Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis left.
The club is starting to look a bit of a joke now but worse, we are losing players that would serve us well if reasonable bids were put in. No one is suggesting you meet the asking price straight off but at least show you are serious.
Arsenal is supposed to be a big club and yet clubs like Crystal Palace, St Etienne and Celtic are looking at us with contempt and who can blame them.
If this is how they are behaving when it comes to buying players then imagine what is happening when it comes to selling players, no wonder we cannot offload the deadwood but I bet we have no issue selling the big names and most likely below market value.