We all know Arsenal didn’t have millions of pounds sitting about to be spent in this transfer window, so there was always going to be a degree of waiting for players to leave before major arrivals could come in.
The 6-0 win over a heavily-rotated West Brom side tonight has given plenty of cause for optimism, so perhaps it will be a case of adding some further quality rather than focusing on quality.
Mikel Arteta didn’t go as far as to say that new signings should be expected, but this is a positive update and the point about exits being planned should hint at more players coming in:
#AFC | Arteta was asked if that's the end of spending for Arsenal this Summer:
"I don't know what will happen, there's still a few days to go. We have some exits as well planned, so we will see." pic.twitter.com/es6zmD5g99
— Chris Davison (@cdavison_afc) August 25, 2021
Of course that also depends on which players leave as if it’s someone like Lacazette or Bellerin then like-for-like replacements will be needed, but at least it sounds like Arsenal fans have some action to look forward to in the remainder of the window.