Some Arsenal fans may think that Arsenal have not been very productive in this transfer window so far, but we have got two top top quality players arrived in Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinc already, which Arsene Wenger thinks is key to getting them settled in before the season starts.
“It is an advantage to get them in early because you go into the new season and you have an idea of what the players are about, with whom they can integrate the team and do well – overall I think it is a huge advantage.
“Unfortunately we are not the only ones to decide the pace of the transfer market.”
Arsenal have also been quietly selling off some youngsters to reduce the wage bill, but we also have quite a few first team squad members that are now surplus to requirements and will probably be sold. Wenger certainly loves his last-minute poker moves and will be holding out for the best price for any incoming and outgoing players. He thinks that as usual bluffs will be called and many moves will go right down to deadline day.
“If you look around, not a lot has happened since the start of the opening of the transfers but certainly a lot will happen in the final part, especially in the last two weeks and even more in the last week.”
So don’t worry Gooners we can expect more action towards the end of the transfer window, and the only big worry I have is that it could be disruptive, and we are facing Liverpool at Anfield in the weekend before deadline day….