If this deal goes through I fully expect to look back on this summer as worse than a few years ago when we only signed a keeper.
We started the summer knowing we needed midfield help, defensive help and striking help. We signed a left wing back and a striker. We also knew we had some issues with players that needed to move off the books and players we wanted to sign to extensions.
We failed to sign any midfield help. We failed to move any players off the books with the exception of depleting our center back options (assuming Mustafi also leaves) making it more likely that SK plays at center back. We didn’t fix any of the contract situations.
In some ways this is classic Arsene. He’s gambling and gambling and gambling, each time something goes wrong he doesn’t admit it, he just doubles down.