Another summer transfer window is closed for another year, and needless to say it was a disappointing one for our club, having only managed to strengthen one area of the squad.
Arsene Wenger opted to ignore the cries of the fans to add a defensive midfielder to support and offer healthy competition to Francis Coquelin and a top class striker to enhance the side’s attacking power.
The past two summer transfer deadline days were rewarding and exciting for the Emirates faithful, but this one proved nothing but a bore.
The club did more selling than they did recruiting this summer (three players signed, 13 offloaded) and if anyone missed any of those deals, here is a summary of what we did before the window closed last night:
Petr Cech (Chelsea, £10 million)
Jeff Reine-Adelaide/Yassin Fortune (Lens £3 million combined)
Donyell Malen (Ajax, Free)
Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray, £1.8 million)
Abou Diaby (Marseille, Free)
Ryo Miyaichi (St. Pauli, Free)
George Dobson (West Ham, Undisclosed)
Josh Vickers (Swansea, Undisclosed)
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham)
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich)
Yaya Sanogo (Ajax)
Wojciech Szczesny (Roma)
Isaac Hayden and Chuba Akpom (Hull)
Serge Gnabry (West Brom)
Emiliano Martinez (Wolves)
The club parted with £13 million and received £1.8 million, resulting in a total net spend of £11.2 million.