The January window doesn't represent a failure in preparation nor is it a panic window.
It's an opportunity to keep the league fresh and add value to what is already the most exciting league in world football.
Perceptions are everything and why we disagree so much. So i do kinda get what you mean. But the January window is a valuable tool, not a mark of failure.
Also, Bargain buying ended a while ago mate. Xhaka, Mustafi, Alexis, Ozil and Lacazette clearly underline that.