LONDON, Sporting Alert – Arsenal were among the lowest spenders in the summer transfer window after signing just one player during the period.
In fact, the Gunners only spent £10m in the transfer window, according to Sky Sports reports, as manager Arsene Wenger only brought in goalkeeper Petr Cech, who made the short switch from title holders Chelsea.
Wenger had promised to try to bring in more new faces before the window closed, especially a holding midfielder and another striker, but was unsuccessful – revealing that he was unable to secure the signatures of the players he wanted.
The likes of Karim Benzema, Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani and William Carvalho were all linked to moves to Arsenal, but the English Premier League side missed out on all those targets for more reasons than one.
Meanwhile, Swansea City, who recently came from a goal down to beat Manchester United 2-1 in the EPL, were the lowest spenders in the transfers window.
Garry Monk spent just £9.55m in bringing in new players, but his side sits fourth currently in the league standings and has beaten Man United and holding the leaders Chelsea already this season.
One notable capture for Swansea City was that of midfielder Andre Ayew, who joined the club on a free transfer.
He has been impressive thus far this season and already looks like a fantastic piece of business.
New boys Norwich, like Arsenal, have also spent £10m, Everton, who dished out £9.5m on bringing in Ramiro Funes Mori on deadline day, spent £13.95m in total, while Stoke City rounded out the top five lowest spenders at £21m.
At the other end of the table, Manchester City and Manchester United led the list of clubs which spent the most during the window.
Manchester City, who signed the two most expensive players in Kevin De Bruyne (£54.5m) and Raheem Sterling (£49m) – as reported by Sky Sports – paid £158.5m on new players.
The Citizens lead the Premier League standings after winning all four of their opening games and could run away from the rest of the field if they manage to hold this kind of form for most of the season.