Date: 2nd September 2014 at 10:25am
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The signing of England International Danny Welbeck brings Arsenal’s outlay this summer to some £82m. Since Kroenke took control the club has spent something in the order of £235m in 4 years. The spending this summer brings in Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers and David Ospina in addition to Welbeck.

While this seems to address supporters primary concerns about the depth our attack last season Wenger had suggested we were low on numbers in defence. In fact it’s much the same as last season with Chambers now replacing Vermaelen and Debuchy in for Sagna when Vermaelen struggled to get a game. With Flamini able to cover both full backs slots and Monreal fulfilling the Koscielny role adequately at times in pre season we should be ok. With the options for back up risking a move into Squillaci/Silvestre territory it probably makes sense to keep resources back to be able to take advantage of any genuine opportunity that may present itself later.

The excitement of any transfer fades quickly enough and no matter how many players are brought in nor how much is spent we’ll probably always be considered by many to be two players short of world dominance but it looks as though some good business has been done by the club this summer. Now there’s just football to look forward to until the next transfer window when the circus kicks off all over again and we are once more linked with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.



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