There are reports in England that Arsenal are waiting on the success of the deals for MesutOzil and Alexis Sanchez before others can happen.
The deal for the stars is causing the club and many frustration as the club is preparing for its sojourn in the Europa League.
Arsene Wenger extended his deal so things might not change much at the Emirates. The summer which many have waited for change is finally here and the excitement is nowhere. The club is insistent on following the same pattern years after years.
Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas were in this same situation where there was a mismatch in ambitions between the players and the club.
After months of persuasion, the stars left Arsenal. That of Nasri and Sanchez is striking; the stars want to leave the club, there are several admirers and there is a contract issue if they are to remain and the manager does not want to sell to a local rival.
After a poor start to the season and with fans angry, Wenger rushed to the market in the 2011/12 season to get Per Mertesacker, MikelArteta, Yossi Bernayoun and others. This summer does not seem like one that would be any different.
When would the club learn to get its business done very well and early so the team can prepare well in the pre-season? When will Arsenal genuinely contend for the league and eventually win it?
Aside Sanchez and Ozil, other deals that need to be sorted are Alex Oxlade Chamberlain’s, aside SantiCazorla, Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker, Jack Wilshere and others. Can Arsenal say they are set to win the league next season or reach the Europa League final – like rivals Chelsea and Manchester United?