The 2014 window has been closed for a little over 48 hours, but Arsenal and Arsene Wenger are already eyeing up the 2015 transfer period, according to the Daily Mail. The French manager wants to further enhance his attacking line-up, after missing out on many up-front targets this summer.
The Gunners successfully captured Danny Welbeck from their historic rivals Manchester United, but many supporters feel as though the club has still had a poor market this year. In response, Wenger is already being linked with Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus at the end of next season, and a £20 million purchase of the German international.
It is perhaps testament as to how disappointing the Arsenal transfer business is being viewed, that the club should already be linked with more players. Wenger has barely settled his new squad together, and there is already talk of the additions that need to be made. In reality, whilst Reus would clearly be an excellent signing, the footballing landscape could look very different in 12 months time.
Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers have all been brought into the club this year as well as Welbeck – and they have all required big money purchases. Mesut Ozil was brought into the side last summer, another high-profile arrival. Perhaps it would be wise to allow the current crop a little bit of breathing space, before they are condemned to failure. If Welbeck scores two next weekend, and Sanchez sets them up, then the Emirates will be dreaming domestic doubles and then some, before very long.