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Arsenal & Manchester United Yet To Justify Their Summer Spending After A Total Of Over €300m

English Premier League summer transfer big spenders, Arsenal and Manchester United are yet to validate their enormous spending, as they remain below the top 4 after seven and eight games respectively.

(Solskjaer and Arteta)

After Arsenal had a disappointing 2020/2021 season where they failed to qualify for the Champions League or secure any major silverware, the Gunners board decided to back club manager, Mikel Arteta and made a few signings in the summer, as their overall spending reached €165.6 million, making them the highest spenders in the League. Arsenal signed Ben White (€58.5m), Martin Odegaard (€35m), Aaron Ramsdale (€28m), Takehiro Tomiyasu (€18.6m), Albert Sambi Lokonga (€17.5m) and Nuno Tavares (€8m) to ensure they improve on last season’s performance but after three defeats, three wins and one draw, the expectations from fans seems to have declined as most of the players where bought for the clubs long term plans (Arsenal lost to Brentford 2-0, Chelsea 2-0 and Manchester City 5-0). Arsenal are currently 13th on the league after 7 games with their match against Crystal Palace still to come (A win for Arsenal over Crystal Palace will take them to 11th, a draw will see them move to 12th why a loss will see them drop to 14th place on the league table). 

(Arsenal summer signings)

Manchester United, also made some wonderful signings after they finished second in the English Premier League, and also lost the Europa League final to Villarreal on penalties last season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was backed by the Manchester United hierarchy, as he spent over €135 million on Cristiano Ronaldo (€15 million), Raphael Varane (€35 million) and Jadon Sancho (€85 million), as they seek to improve on last season’s performance. However, with Manchester United’s recent Champions League and League form, fans could be calling for the club to show Solskjaer the exit door as they are currently 6th on the league table and third in their Champions’ League Group stage.

(Manchester United summer signings)

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