Ian Wright shares his verdict on Arsenal summer signings
By Amir Mir
Ian Wright has backed Arsenal’s summer signings and claimed it is far too early to condemn the new arrivals as panic buys.
Manager Arsene Wenger spent £88.1 million on transfers this summer, most notably on Granit Xhaka, Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez.
But Arsenal did not purchase £52million duo Mustafi and Perez until the last few days of the summer transfer window amid huge pressure to sign players.
Ex-Arsenal man and TV pundit Wright backed Wenger’s summer signings stating that you can only judge them once you have seen them play.
“How can you call them panic buys?” said Wright as quoted by the Daily Star. “We haven’t seen them play or do anything.
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“If they come in and hit the ground running, they’re majestic buys.
“If they don’t do anything, then you can say that. People are saying it’s panic buys before they even see them play.”
The Gunners picked up their first win of the Premier League season last Saturday when they beat Watford 3-1 at Vicarage Road.
But, Wenger’s side did lose their opening game of the season 4-3 at home to Liverpool, which was followed up by a draw against Premier League champions Leicester City.
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