Arsenal director Josh Kroenke has promised fans that the Gunners are not resting on their laurels after a busy summer transfer window.
There was frustration from supporters about the club’s transfer policy earlier in the year before they broke their club record to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille for £72m. Speaking about the club’s plans in the transfer market, Kroenke has said that Arsenal will continue to surprise fans with how they go about business and will look to take a positive approach:
“We identified key targets, worked on those deals and over time we were able to execute them. That’s hopefully a sign of encouragement for Arsenal fans that, when we’re out in the market place, you might never know what we’re thinking and you could be surprised by some of the names that come up.”
“As for January, I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves. We’ve got to evaluate some things in the short term and figure out where we might need to address going forward, so when January does roll around we’re going to be proactive again.”
Whether that means more signings in January, it remains to be seen. Much may depend on how Unai Emery’s side negotiate the opening months of the new campaign.
Some of the Gunners’ new recruits have already made a good start to life at the Emirates, with Dani Ceballos, in particular, proving to be a hit, and supporters will be hoping this improved approach to making signings continues in future transfer windows.