It’s not rocket science, the best players want to play in the Champions League, so don’t expect big signings until that is secured. I expect Flamini to sign on before Sept 2nd. Arsene loves a freebie and he is proven, we know what we will get and he will be a good backup to Rambo/Arteta. He isn’t a glamorous signing so Arsenal can’t announce it until we sign someone big otherwise the fan fallout will be immense. We have money to spend so spend it.
To that end, there are positive noises leaking out of the club. Arsene has said that he intends to take a full-force side to the game against Fenerbache and there is no clearer intent of ensuring progression into the Champions League Group Stages than that. We are carrying a good lead into the tie, but we will need to take it seriously to progress.