Arsenal football club are currently the highest spenders so far in the 2021 summer transfer window and they are not looking fierce like their rival clubs yet.
So far this summer, the Premier League club have completed the signing of four players and yet, most football pundits and football fans don’t see them as contenders for a top-four finish nor as Premier League title contenders.
Recall that Arsenal have completed the signing of 23-year-old English center-back, Ben White from Brighton. They signed the England international for a transfer fee worth €58.50 million.
Arsenal have also completed the signing of 22-year-old Spanish attacking midfielder Martin Ødegaard from Real Madrid. The Premier League club paid €35 million for the Spaniard.
To further confirm their seriousness in their quest to have a better season, Arsenal signed 21-year-old Belgian central midfielder, Albert Sambi Lokonga from Anderlecht. The Gunners paid €17.50 million for the youngster.
Nuno Tavares has also arrived at the Emirates Stadium from Benfica to help coach Mikel Arteta with his goal of having a better 2021-2022 season. Arsenal paid €8 million for the services of the 21-year-old Portuguese left-back. The club have also welcomed Aaron Ramsdale to the Emirates Stadium.
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So far, Arsenal have spent £129 million on transfers in the 2021 summer transfer window including potential add-ons. No other club in the Premier League has spent that much this summer.
The only Premier League club that are close to Arsenal in terms of the amount that has been spent in the transfer window so far is Manchester United. The Red Devils have so far spent £114 million this summer.
So far, United have brought in Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, Raphael Varane from Real Madrid, and former Aston Villa Goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
As for Manchester City, the reigning Premier League champions have spent just £108.6 million in this summer transfer window. They spent £100 million which is a British record transfer fee to bring in former Aston Villa left-winger Jack Grealish. They have also brought in 18-year-old Brazilian right-winger, Kayky from Fluminense for about £8.6 million.
While the reigning UEFA Champions League winners, Chelsea are the 4th highest spenders in this summer transfer window. The London-based club have spent £97.5 million this summer. They spent the money to bring in former Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku.
On the other hand, Aston Villa who made a whopping £100 million in the sales of Jack Grealish, have also been very busy in the transfer window. They have spent £93 million so far this summer.
Aston Villa used the money to bring in 24-year-old English right-winger, Emiliano Buendía from Norwich City; 29-year-old English striker Danny Ings from Southampton; and 23-year-old German left-winger Leon Bailey.
While Leicester City have spent just £55 million so far in this summer transfer window. The Premier League club spent the money to bring in 22-year-old Austrian striker Patson Daka from RB Salzburg; 22-year-old Boubakary Soumaré from Lille; and 29-year-old Jannik Vestergaard from Southampton.
For the fact that Arsenal are currently the highest spenders in this summer transfer window, the club’s fans would expect nothing less than a very strong finish in every competition they are involved in this season.
Recall that Arsenal started this season on a bad note by suffering a stunning defeat at the hands of a newly promoted team, Brentford. Mikel Arteta would try to redeem the pride of the club when they face Chelsea on Sunday. The match which will take place at the Emirates Stadium will kick off at 16:30.