Apart from the obvious, there is one huge side effect of Arsenal having a low transfer budget and it is one that directly affects the fans.
It makes for a terrible summer, that is what.
Think about it, when we have had the cash to splash there is a massive sense of excitement, transfer rumour season was far more enjoyable waking up each day thinking what superstar would we be linked with today? What £60 Million player are Arsenal interested in?
Well, those days are well and truly over with, now it is what unknown player are we interested in today? what average £20 Million player is on his way to the Emirates?
Man Utd fans, even Tottenham fans can look forward to a summer of reading about huge stars but us Arsenal fans are discussing whether Alberto Moreno is worth a punt, he is free after all.
Now, it is possible that we can bring in players on a small budget and still challenge for the top-four and silverware Ajax style, they spend small and bring in quality and I touched on that in this article here but the truth is we do not have the people at the club with the talent to identify those sort of players and therefore we are stuck reading about Dennis Praet and Joachim Andersen while Man Utd fans get to read about Harry Maguire.
This is the life now of an Arsenal fan in the transfer window following a club that has so royally messed up its transfer business in past years.