There is a long way to go and a lot of water to pass under the bridge of this new football season. It might not look that way right now but the next few months could see Arsenal lift at least one more trophy, whether it be one of the domestic cups, the Europa League or even the top target that is the Premier League trophy.
The next few months might also see the Gunners struggle in all competitions. We could be hit with more bad luck in the form of poor decisions by referees and injury problems to key players. In fact what am I saying? This is Arsenal, of course we will.
Anyway, my point is that Arsebne Wenger and Ivan Gazidis have a long season ahead of them but have already painted themselves into a corner with the Arsenal fans, but claiming against all reason and logic that the summer transfer window was a successful one for the Gunners, as reported by Squawka.com.
Gazidis said, “At the end of the window, reviewing all activity, we have once again improved the quality and depth of our squad,” he said.
“Everything is coloured by results…a positive performance at Liverpool would have coloured this transfer window very differently.
“We have had a poor start to the season but have the quality to turn it around and turn around performances and compete for the title.
“It is time to get back to what it is all about, the football.
“The manager and players know that the performance at Anfield was not good enough and they will be focused to put that right after the international break.”
Okay Ivan, so making a profit when you promised the fans a summer of big spending is fine yeah? Spending money on just a single player and having both him and the other free transfer on the bench in a massive game against Liverpool shows we have improved does it?
It would have been better if Wenger and Gazidis had just admitted that this was not a good summer for Arsenal in the transfer market. Saying it was leaves them no leeway when, or if, things go wrong. No excuses will hold any water because they apparently did exactly what they thought was needed. Who can blame us Arsenal fans for kicking off when it turns out that they could and should have done so much more?