Arsene Wenger has lately been more experimental compared to his former rigid self. The Frenchman spent money in the transfer market to lure Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka to the Emirates Stadium recently. Last term he bought Alexandre Lacazette for £47.7 million from the Ligue 1. He was smart and fast enough to get Sead Kolasinac on a free transfer from Schalke.
Alexis Sanchez has finally moved away and Mesut Ozil could also be on his way out. Wenger confirmed that Ozil was not leaving this January – that means he either extends his deal after the protracted delays or he walks for free. There is still Santi Cazorla likely to get sacked, Jack Wilshere, Olivier Giroud etc.
There are reports that Borussia Dortmund could see their star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal this January following the exit of Sanchez. If the deal does not happen now, it is likely to happen during the summer as the Gabon international seems open to the move as he is frustrated at Dortmund.
For Wenger there has been a lot of activity and unresolved issues still. Time will tell if Wenger made the right move by reworking the team he has been largely rigid with for years. Hopefully he can convince top stars to join the team as he rebuilds even though they seem stuck in the Europa League now and the recent consolation – FA Cups – no longer come in.