Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth has provided his views on the future of Arsenal and their plans for the transfer window.
There has also been some big news within the club regarding a couple of the club’s young prospects, with Emile Smith Rowe and Kieran Tierney having signed new long-term deals. And speaking about the Gunners’ transfer business on Sky Sports, Sheth claimed that there was still plenty left to do at the Emirates Stadium and predicted them to be incredibly busy before the window closes in August:
“If you look at what’s happened in the past few months, Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term contract, Emile Smith Rowe has signed a new long-term contract until 2026, Kieran Tierney as well recently signed a new long-term contract.
“They’ve backed [Mikel Arteta] in the transfer market so far in this transfer window. In have come Nuno Tavares from Benfica, Albert Sambi Lokonga has signed from Anderlecht, Ben White for £50m is incoming – he’s due to take his medical next week.
“So I think they have backed him, and it’s not over as far as this transfer window is concerned. I think Arsenal will prove to be one of the busiest if not the busiest club in this transfer window.
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Perhaps last season and their failure to qualify for Europe acted as a wake-up call that something needed to change when it came to how the club was run, because you have to give Arsenal credit for how they have done their business so far this window.
They’ve acted quickly to get rid of some players, and have bought others with enough time for them to gel with the rest of the team ahead of the new campaign. On top of that, the new deal for someone like Smith Rowe, who was reportedly being hunted by Aston Villa, shows a level of intent to build for the future that has to be admired.
Let’s just see if they can keep up this level of ambition and intent throughout the window and things don’t tail off towards the end.