And do you know what, I couldn’t care less!
Arsenal have brought in Andre Santos, Per Mertesacker and Chu Young Park over the last day or so, which I thought would be the last of the transfer dealings.
But tonight, drama took over when Arsenal were linked to Mikel Arteta. I thought this was complete nonsense and inevitably, the deal broke down as I expected.
But then, with only a couple of hours to go in the transfer window it was dramatically announced that he wanted to leave Everton.
A massive shock to myself, but a pleasant one at that!
After that it was a nail-bitting wait to see if Arsenal could complete the deal in time.
But the bottom line is that we’ve brought in Yossi Benayoun and Mikel Arteta, along with the other signings we’ve made, and while they might not be “marque” signings most Arsenal fans wanted, I am more than happy with them.
I never wanted superstar signings but just players with Premier League experience, and players that don’t need to acclimatise to the country and the pace of the Premier League. Arteta and Benayoun are solid performers and add strength to our midfield, and that is fantastic news.
Well done Arsene and Arsenal, after the shambolic 8-2 defeat against Manchester United on Sunday, that have redeemed themselves with some astute purchases on transfer deadline day!
We’ve brought in experienced players and you can’t ask for any more than that really.
Suddenly things don’t seem so bad anymore…