Just a really quick post to get some of your thoughts on a previous post I wrote to help me prepare to write a follow up.
I wrote a piece following our transfers in the summer evaluating our business. I will do a piece to say how I think all have fared as time has progressed but thought it would be interesting to go back to what I thought when we had initially signed them.
Check out the link to see my Transfer Evaluation and please post any responses/comments/ideas at the bottom of this page.
At the end of the last season Arsenal fans were promised a “busy summer” by both the Manager and Chief Executive alike. So when, with a week to go and the most notable transfers for Arsenal Football Club were both outgoing, you could sense the level of discontent rising. This culminated in an abysmal 8-2 defeat away to the Champions and whilst the travelling squad was severely depleted by injuries and suspensions, many of the fans felt that this result was the consequence of a failed transfer policy. The blame for the majority of people lay squarely on the shoulders of the Arsenal Manager; Arsene Wenger.
For many people the Arsenal squad required strengthening even prior to the sales of Gael Clichy, Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri so when these transfers were finalised the feeling among Arsenal fans was understandably dejected. This however changed in the final 48 hours of the transfer windows following the completion of five incoming players. Fans are suddenly coming back to life as highlighted by the slow sales of the next home Arsenal game against Swansea. The match went to general sale, which if you have any experience of purchasing an Arsenal ticket is very rare. This dramatically changed following the transfer deadline day as all the remaining tickets were sold the following morning. The question I have though is: is this new found exuberance amongst the fans warranted?"
Thanks in advance for the help..
Bare in mind we now have the benefit of hindsight so don't be too harsh ;)