Finally, it’s a summer that is looking already like it could be the best in years for the Gunners.
No nonsense signings (cough cough Kim Kallstrom), and what seems to be a wise spending of cash in two proven players.
Both Sead Kolasinac and Alexandre Lacazette have shown over the past three seasons in their respective leagues with their formers clubs that they have the class to perform consistently at the top level. It is always a gamble on foreign players, and in some respects it still is so with this pair, however having a regular level of performance at the highest level over a number of years minimalists that risk infinitely.
The club still must keep hold of their current stars and sign at least one more player, however the new duo have the ability to steer Arsenal back towards to the peak of the Premier League table. It is fine business that supersedes that done by any Premier League club so far this summer.
Manchester City may have spent big, but on two unproven youngsters in Benfica keeper Ederson and Monaco’s Bernardo Silva. The same is true of Everton, a lot of money but generally a big gamble. Davy Klaassen will either be a wonder signing or a flop as so often players are from the Eredivisie, while the combined £60 million spent on Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane can be considered extortionate for players who have had only one good top flight season.
Manchester United have signed one in Victor Lindelof, but let go their best player from last season Zlatan Ibrahimovic go in quite hilarious fashion. Tottenham and Chelsea are yet to make their move.
The only other club in the top flight who has had arguably as good of a window thus far are Bournemouth. The Cherries have nabbed Jermain Defoe on a free which is terrific business, while Chelsea duo Nathan Ake and Asmir Begovic are too fine additions.
Not to curse it, but the Gunners so far are a step ahead of their Premier League rivals, which is good reading this early in the summer. Let’s not stop there though, still plenty to be done.