Arsenal criticised over summer spending and Joe Willock ahead of Tottenham derby clash

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Arsenal have been criticised over their recruitment efforts this summer ahead of their north London derby clash with Tottenham this weekend.

The Gunners are off to a mixed start, losing their first three games before picking up back-to-back wins over Norwich City and Burnley in their last two outings.

Arsenal spent significantly over the summer to improve on a disappointing season of last, finishing eighth and missing out on Europe.

The Gunners spent big money to lure the likes of Martin Odegaard, Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale to the Emirates Stadium, and their spending didn’t end there.

But their summer recruitment has been criticised by former Tottenham boss Sherwood, who told MyBettingSites via the Daily Mail: “Arsenal bring in the likes of Martin Odegaard, he’s a good footballer, but you’ve already got Emile Smith Rowe in that area.

“They let Joe Willock go to Newcastle – and if Arsenal ever needed a player that was a goalscoring midfielder… Willock showed in a cameo role off the bench for Newcastle how effective he can be in the Premier League. I scratch my head when I look at both Arsenal and Tottenham’s recruitment.”

Willock joined Newcastle United this summer having already impressed during a loan spell at St James’ Park last season.

The young forward knew he wouldn’t feature regularly under Mikel Arteta, especially after the signing of Odegaard, and he moved on in a bid to land regular first-team opportunities.

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  1. Really Arteta has never been a good buyer but on the players they brought this summer they tried only they need good old players to guide them but in the next few years they will all be players to count on even Nuno they said is back up to Tienery is not a back up he is a good player on his own next year will be Arsenal’s year only if Arteta will improve himself by bringing William Saliba and Goudouzi back if they like they buy if they don’t want no problem Balogun, Nketia and Martinelli will under study Lacazette and Aubanyang by 22/23 season they will be banging goals to the club but let Mikel Arteta improve himself let for showing stubborn to players though I know some players are stubborn but all he need to do is council them tomorrow the players will understand that he meant well for them than swearing in his heart against them if Arsenal fail they will count it on him as a coach who did not make any impact forget about the FA cup.

    1. Please no bissouma, he is too similar to Partey.. We should go for someone Ramsey kind, like Kalvin Philips.

      Definitely a striker should be our top priority if Laca leave in the summer.

      And Onana only if Leno leave

  2. Why are we bothering to listen to a person who has been sacked from 3 managerial jobs and appears now to be a pundit at the extremeties of the sport?
    Hardly a person I would listen to…..

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