Arsene Wenger was quick to bring up the topic of the World Cup and the disruptions that would be faced in recruiting this summer. In typical Arsenal fashion, an excuse was quickly served up, possibly indicating that fans are set for another underwhelming transfer window.
But the club have been linked with a large number of players ahead of the opening of the transfer period, with many fitting the bill of what Arsenal need to be title contenders next season.
There are also positives that not all transfer are as complex as Arsenal try to make fans believe. There are plenty of opportunities to strengthen ahead of the start of the World Cup, and these are six names who would be good additions at the Emirates this summer.