The pressure on Arsenal keeps growing.
Bottom of the Premier League with zero points after three games and nine goals conceded, there has been a barrage of negative news surrounding the club during the international break.
And now it has been alleged that the Gunners overpaid by almost £50 million during the summer transfer window. Arsenal spent over £150 million to sign Nuno Tavares, Albert Lakonga, Ben White, Martin Ǿdegaard, Aaron Ramsdale, and Takehiro Tomiyasu.
However, a report suggests that, collectively, that was almost £50 million more than their combined market value.
Over the weekend, Technical Director defended the club’s transfer strategy. Arguing that none of the newcomers are over the age of 23 years old, and that the club management were taking a long-term view, looking to build a side capable of competing for the top honours again in several years’ time.
At the same time, it is recognised that the current position they find themselves in is unacceptable for a club of Arsenal’s size and stature, and that they need to start climbing the table urgently.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.