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GUARDIAN – Transfer window fans verdict part 1: Arsenal to Manchester City

From Arsenals gleeful gazumping of Tottenham for Danny Welbeck to the all-round astute signings at Manchester City, the fans have their say on the transfer windowWelbeck may not be a marquee signing like Falcao or Snchez (whose refreshingly earnest industry has won every Gooners heart), but theres plenty of glee in gazumping Spurs and he possesses attributes that may complement Arsnes ideology. The campaign could yet come a cropper over a lack of defensive strength in depth but Debuchy may prove an upgrade on Sagna. Above all, I pray Wengers summer doesnt end up remembered for his greatest gaffe, should gifting Fbregas to the competition prove even more calamitous than the sale of RVP. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – From Torres to Suárez: the hits and misses of transfer deadline day | Toby Moses

Is Manchester Uniteds loan of Radamel Falcao going to make all the difference as they seek a Champions League return, or will it just be another in a long list of failed last-minute signings? Transfer window club-by-club ins and outs Interactive: how much have clubs spent?Jim White has packed away his yellow tie and Premier League chairman are putting down their pens with quivering hands as the biannual jamboree that is transfer deadline day has come to a close, with a record 835m worth of transfers having been signed off.The final day was a hectic muddle of desperate clubs attempting to squeeze one last vital transfer over the line. But is a last minute panic buy ever worth it? Here are ten deadline day deals which had mixed results. Continue reading…

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