We’ve been linked with so many players this summer and in the end, only put in 2 official bids. £18.5 million for Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen and £30 million for Luis Suarez of Liverpool. The rest, are just paper talk and hearsay.
As well as the players mentioned, we’ve also been “linked” with Gonzalo Higuain, Stevan Jovetic, Julio Cesar, Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini, Fernando Torres, Gareth Barry and Ashley Williams. But despite all of the rumours, we have yet to sign anyone.
Mikel Arteta has come out and said he believes that the time is now for Arsenal to spend big and create a squad that can really compete at the highest level and win trophies. He also said that the Arsenal dressing room a great place to be right now, as there is an excitement going around as to who Arsenal will bring in.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has also been positive about any possible signings, adding it adds competition for places and creates a stronger group of players overall.
So if the fans were excited about new arrivals, then so are the players it seems.
But who will we sign?
Arsenal are notoriously secretive about their transfer dealings and despite the season finishing over 2 months ago, we only know of 2 official bids that we have made.
With the media obviously making up stories and linking us with anyone who is available, who are we actually going to sign?
Who do you think Arsenal are chasing and who do you think will actually be an Arsenal player before the start of next season?
Answers on a postcard!