So we have a month to go until the transfer window slams shut. Now that pay day has been and again, perhaps Arsene might open his window and buy everyone a beer. Before poncing a pint and tobacco off everyone for the rest of the month.
Arsenal still have a lot of work to do between now and the 31st August
The Thomas Lemar Saga
It is all getting a bit silly now, and starting to resemble every other transfer window over the last decade. From Higuain to M’Vila, Kalou to Trabelsi, we have been here before where we spend the entire summer searching said players names for update. And the only updates are from attention seeking ITK’s.
The Lemar saga looks to last all summer.
The Alexis Sanchez saga
Arsenal are bringing out a double album this summer. A movie and a sequel. Chuck in Mesut Ozil and it is a trilogy. Add in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and I am not really sure what that makes it?
Arsenal’s resolve on Sanchez will be tested in the last month, as clubs see if Arsenal really are willing to let the Chilean leave on a free in 12 months.
Boost the midfield
With Aaron Ramsey, Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny and Franci Coquelin, the midfield looks short of quality competition.
Ramsey and Xhaka are class, but there is a big talent gap between them and Elneny and Coquelin.
A need to get in another more defensively minded midfielder who is at a similar level, or even better than, Ramsey and Xhaka is a must.
Another centre back?
A bonus could be Arsenal signing a top class centre back. It is unlikely, and it would be a Brucie, but if the right man come available, at the right price, Arsenal need to pounce.
Sell Sell Sell
All of the above need to be shipped out over the next month
It is going to be a busy day for Arsenal’s new backroom team.