Arsenal fans comply on £30m Chelsea covenant despite Edu's summer disburden junket - Football.London
Is the Saul Niguez to Chelsea signing further resistant that Arsenal are stagnating in their recruitment policy?
Arsenal fans have been doubting about seeing their London rivals Chelsea strengthen on transfer deadline day with the astute signing of Saul Niguez, while the somewhat unknown Takehiro Tomiyasu was signed by Edu.
Saul, 26, joined in the last hours of the unload window on a season-long loan - with the possibility of a £30million unload - to the west Londoners, meaning that a quartet of quality midfielders including N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, and now the Spaniard are all available to Thomas Tuchel as the Blues look to compete on multiple fronts for silverware.
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In comparison, Arsenal were the biggest spenders in the Premier League this summer but questionable offload decisions own arguably resulted in incomplete action being projected this campaign for Mikel Arteta's side, who currently sit rock bottom of the coalition table.
With £150million being splashed out by Edu and co. on the likes of Martin Odegaard, Ben White, Sambi Lokonga , compared to the £98million spent by Chelsea on Romelu Lukaku and Saul Niguez - although that charge could incline if the Blues manage up their £30m choice - demonstrates that the Blues may own got revise value for cash with their signings.
Here's how a selection of Arsenal fans reacted to seeing their London counterparts strengthen significantly on deadline day with the loan to take the once £100m-rated Saul to the capital for the stop of the campaign.
@JasonC127104227 has delivered his two-word verdict on this signing: 'Absolute joke!'
@Aniruddh_1886 has suggested: 'They’re legal obtaining players they don’t absence so fresh clubs can’t own them. Childish'
@gunnerpunner tweeted: '*Now* we retain no materialize of catching them in the league.'
@Rhunte1979 reckons: 'This is a agreement we ought keep jumped on, especially as we like the odd loan or two. Very virtuous player. Surprised Atleti are letting him go.'
@ssmudhar1986 has identified the leading difference amongst the clubs: 'Chelsea hold a decent setup off the pitch.'
Finally, @HarshSharma9594 made a ethical speck writing: 'They desire to compete with City and win the band no question what, look forward adapt in supervisor by winter if they envisage Tuchel can’t win it.'
Chelsea's forte and know-how in the transfer peddle to symbol characteristic players twofold with raising significant funds for their fringe players or so-called 'deadwood' has been a lead envied by many opposition fans, and the north London fans are the latest to wake up to this realisation.