Reflecting the view of virtually every Arsenal supporter this transfer window, legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is also surprised why rivals Chelsea and Arsenal haven’t significantly bolstered their squads this summer.
United have already spent over £50m this transfer window on players who greatly impressed last season, including Ashley Young, David De Gea and Phil Jones, while Arsenal have only managed one major signing, Gervinho, and up-and-comer Carl Jenkinson.
Talking to Inside United, he said on the situation: “I expected more buying, especially the likes of Arsenal. I thought they’d have bought a few players. But it’s early days – August 31 is a long way off and a lot can happen.”
He further commented on Liverpool and Manchester City, who have been fellow big spenders expecting a big challenge from both clubs, although when looking at Liverpool’s newly acquired players only Suarez really stands-out.
Coming from, realistically, the most successful manager in the Premier League perhaps his comments will provide the shove for Arsene to throw some cash around in the transfer market.
I feel Arsene has chosen the right players to target to strengthen the squad, Mata and Jagielka (although Cahill would be a better buy), but his stubborn transfer policies have seen his low bids simply brushed aside. With time running out perhaps its time to adopt the Dalglish approach to just get things done! (but not as silly as spending £35m on the likes of a Andy Caroll)