Selling fringe players allows Arsenal to invest in first teamers

So today I was supposed to have a day off blogging.

We had a cracking blog lined up from our new blogger Zac discussing the resurgence of Ainsley Maitland-Niles. And then the news broke that he was set to sell him to Wolves.

So a quick headline change and clicking “post now” meant it went up yesterday afternoon rather than this morning.

This is the problem with blogging in advance.

You can write a cracking piece, scheduled for later in the week, and then something happens which confines it to the junk bin.

So Ainsley Maitland-Niles news aside, yesterday was a strange day as the club “announced” the signings of Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares.

It was strange because both deals were confirmed back in June.

Only think I can think is as part of the Adidas deal, new signings must have an official unveiling with the new shirt. And as they are new signings, as previously they were only on loan, Arsenal had to quickly write a little new article on it.

Anyway, today we might get an actual signing with reports that Gabriel has completed his medical.

This transfer seems to have taken a while but it seems dreams can come true for Gabriel.

Reports are it was Edu and Mikel Arteta’s vision for the club that encouraged the Brazilian to sign. Willian said very similar.

Expect a few more outgoings as the week rattles on.

As our friends over on Gunners Town have said recently, some popular players will be amongst those leaving, but you have to look at the bigger picture.

We are moving on fringe players to finance first teamers.

Have a good day.

Keenos

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