Arsenal have had one of their best summer transfer periods in all of Arsene Wenger’s tenure at the club. The only outgoing name thus far to cause some bother has been that of Thomas Vermaelen, but it’s a worry that can be easily soothed with the signing of an effective third-choice centre-back.
With regards to incomings, Arsenal have been ambitious and smart in their business thus far. Alexis Sanchez serves multiple purpose: he’s a forward the team desperately need to help fire them to further silverware this season (even if some remain unconvinced that he’s a central striker), and he’s the marquee name the club need in order to convince fans and help to usher in a new era following the unveiling of the new partnership with Puma.
The club have filled in the majority of their needs this summer, with defensive midfielder still a possibility between now and the end of the transfer window.
Arsenal looked a good side last season in the lesser games. Now they have added another star player to the squad and can look to the experience and quality of others, such as Mathieu Debuchy.
Considering their league opener is a home game against Crystal Palace, Arsenal look well prepared for the start of the campaign.