It was one of the best summer transfer windows in recent years as we saw a number of top players from around Europe join the Premier League. Diego Costa left Atletico Madrid for Chelsea, while former Gunner Cesc Fabregas also made a dramatic return to the top flight of English football by following to Costa to Stamford Bridge. We also saw Radamel Falcao make an unbelievable deadline day move to Manchester United which got everyone talking. It was as I said before one of the most intriguing and exciting summer transfer windows in recent memory.
We were very busy in the market this summer as well, more going out than coming in though.
Arsene Wenger only made five signings; these were Alexis Sanchez, Calum Chambers, David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy and Danny Welbeck – spending a total of £82 million.
He did, however, sell four players, who include Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona and Carlos Vela to Real Sociedad, for a total of £24.9 million and released the same amount and also lost three on a free (Lukasz Fabianski, Bacary Sagna, Zak Ansah).
So this summer transfer window saw our club spend a total of £57.1 million – a very small fee considering the riches we have at our disposal.
But was it a productive summer transfer window for Arsenal? Or could Wenger and the board have done better with the time they had?
Let us know what you think below