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Arsene Wenger confirmed the arrival of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi to Arsenal, he revealed Arsenal are now ready to match up with other EPL teams this season having made 3 senior team addition.
Wenger has been heavily criticised for only signing Petr Cech last summer and many fans including myself thought the Frenchman was done signing in the transfer window after the early arrival of Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.
I thought Wenger wasn’t ready to spend big this summer having losing out on Leicester City’s striker Jamie Vardy and Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazzett.
Many will consider this recent spending as panic buy after Wenger failed to win the first game against Liverpool.
“Look at my face. Is this the face of someone who tends to panic buy?” Wenger said with a smile during his pre-Watford match press conference, as quoted by the Guardian.
“No, it is the case that everybody is waiting to get the deals done. When a [foreign] club wants to sell to an English club today they ask for a huge amount of money. So it takes a long time to settle [on a price]. In the next two or three days everybody will find agreements.”