Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has said their ‘improved squad’ can challenge for the English Premier League title.
The Gunners signed only two players to the team that finished outside the Champions League places last season for the first time in over 20 years.
But it is the business they failed to do which has most infuriated many Arsenal fans – with Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez slipping away from them.
Arsenal fans and former players have shown despair at the current state of the club, who were rated as having the WORST summer transfer window in Europe by Gazzette dello Sport, Arsenal was one of the few teams that reported a net profit in the transfer window this season in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger’s side has started the season with 2 defeats in 3 games, including a terrible 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.
It has now been reported that Gazidis sent a bullish email to all players and staff at 10.18am on Friday, the morning after the close of transfer window.
In the email, first revealed by the Daily Star , he admitted the start of the season had been ‘poor’ but believes critics had misjudged their summer transfers.
He wrote: “At the end of the window, reviewing all activity, we have once again improved the depth and quality of the squad.”
Gazidis believes keeping Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil was “a clear statement of our ambitions and should help refute suggestions we are just about the money. That is simply nonsense.”
He added: “Everything is coloured by results… a positive performance at Liverpool would have coloured this transfer window very differently.
“We have had a poor start to the season but have the quality to turn it around and turn around performances and compete for the title. It is time to get back to what it is all about, the football. The manager and players know that the performance at Anfield was not good enough and they will be focused to put that right after the international break.”
Players in: Alexandre Lacazette and Sead Kolasinac.
Players out: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gabriel, Wojciech Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs, Jon Toral, Kaylen Hinds, Carl Jenkinson, Joel Campbell and Lucas Pérez.