At 17.00 UK time on Thursday the English Premier League transfer window shut but only for clubs to buy players, not to sell.
Most European leagues have until September 2nd to bring in new acquisitions and that means that Arsenal remains vulnerable to interest in their players from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
It is not necessarily a negative situation, as an example, it means there is still time to sell unwanted assets that Arsenal wants to get off their books like Shkodran Mustafi or even Mesut Ozil.
And even if a club like Barcelona wants to sign an Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang it does not mean that Arsenal will cave in and sell.
But it could create destabilisation among some of the players, just look at the Wilfrid Zaha situation as an example.
I have never fully understood the logic in closing the window earlier than other leagues and there is always the fear that we may still lose one of our stars despite our own transfer window being shut.
So, even though the transfer window is shut, it really is not and you can expect to hear speculation involving Aubameyang, Lacazette, Mustafi, Ozil, Xhaka, Willock and so on.