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Despite £89m Transfer Spend Many Arsenal Fans Unhappy

Granit Xhaka afcArsenal fans spent the summer pleading with Arsene Wenger to splash the cash and spend the money on new players. When the transfer window slammed shut on Wednesday, Wenger had spent a record £89m, but the consensus from the fans was more blase than excitement.

Arsenal Summer Signings:
Granit Xhaka Borussia Mönchengladbach £35m; Shkodran Mustafi Valencia £35m; Lucas Pérez Deportivo La Coruña £17m; Rob Holding Bolton Wanderers £2m

Tomas Rosicky Sparta Prague Free; Joel Campbell Sporting Lisbon (loan); Calum Chambers Middlesbrough (loan); Jack Wilshere Bournemouth (loan)

Good Window?
Arsene Wenger spent a record amount for a summer window as Xhaka, and if the early matches are any indication, he is a really good signing that will give the Gunners a little bite in the middle of the park.

Perez and Mustafi arrived for a combined total of £52m, and the jury is out on them. Mustafi could solve the center back issues that the Gunners have, but Perez is far from the world class striker that Arsenal fans were hoping for.

Rob Holding is a nice player with potential, but he is a signing for the future not now. If he is playing every week, then something is not working at the Emirates.

Overall, a decent window for Arsenal, as I am giving Wenger the benefit of the doubt on Mustafi. So a B grade.

The problem for the Gunners is that the other title contenders like Manchester City, Man United, Chelsea and even Leicester had better transfer windows. As a result Arsenal will be fighting for 4th this season and not the title.

What did you think of Arsenal’s transfer dealing?

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • SamuiDog September 2, 2016, 4:44 am

    Have faith, with little or no injury problems a good season beckons.
    And a surprise in the champions league.if they don’t falter up until Xmas the big squad should bring us Xmas Points, points make premier champions at that time of year. 30 goals for Giroud this year.

  • Ben August 31, 2016, 10:51 pm

    In a simple term Wenger is arsenal problem. He has exhausted his ideas forcing d club to leave on past glory

  • Ben August 31, 2016, 10:47 pm

    Not too impressed especially about forward department. With the preparation Chelsea, man u and man city put up, arsenal can nt boast of winning d title Bt we r watching

  • Mr. Sunny Hound August 31, 2016, 10:46 pm

    Arsenal, fighting for fourth, maybe fighting for staying in the premier league. Are you kidding me, what happens if the center back is injured, Arsenal will be back to square 1. Against Watford, a team like Arsenal should of had the most possession. But in the second half they could hardly put the ball out of there own half. Pathetic Football to say the least for a suppose to be a top club. Mr. Wenger, should of started the season with the team that beat the MLS allstar team. At least the young guns had the stamina, and fight in them for the whole 90 minutes.

    Go back to the 4-4-2 system it works if you know how to pick your 11 men on the pitch. Gibbs should be a winger, at least he has true pace, and always crosses the ball from the wing and into the penalty area (old time proven to work Football). I can go on and on, but you will see when they play the likes of the two Manchester teams, and Chelsea. Arsene, you’d better get some oxygen tanks ready for Ozil, and Sanchez, as a matter of fact rest these two until you meet the big boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Arsenal, will always be my number one team in England. But reality sucks………..

    Football Number 9

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