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Arsenal's summer of woe continues despite Flamini deal

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It's fair to say Arsenal supporters are probably not going to be overwhelmed with the club's latest signing, the free transfer of former midfielder Mathieu Flamini.

Flamini, who left the club in 2008 to move to Italian giants AC Milan, had been training at the North London club in a bid to keep his fitness up and Arsene Wenger clearly feels the Frenchman showed enough to merit a new three-year contract.

After Ivan Gazidis' statement of intent for the club was made at the start of the summer, Arsenal supporters may have been under the impression that their club was going to change it's penny-pinching ways and finally buy some of the top talent the team has been crying out for in recent seasons.

Numerous targets came and went. The likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Luiz Gustavo and Julio Cesar have had their names bandied about in connection with the Gunners all summer to no avail.

Fans of the club still held optimism after being promised big names, and the fact that these players never joined the club was put down to Arsene Wenger having bigger fish to fry. There was no doubt that Arsenal would most definitely get the big names in before the deadline.

Yet here we are, four days remaining in the transfer window and Arsenal have still spent no money, acquiring only Flamini and youngster Yaya Sanogo since Gazidis made his now much-maligned statement.

And with Wenger promising new signings and bemoaning the 'slow' nature of this summer's transfer window, it seems odd that other top clubs have been able to strengthen adequately when nothing is allegedly happening.

Arsenal supporters must have their noses pressed against the windows, enviously looking across North London at their fierce rivals Tottenham as Andre Villas-Boas uses the mountains of cash the club will receive from the sale of Gareth Bale to bolster all areas of his squad.

Selling a star player is nothing new to the North London clubs, but using that money to replace them with more signings? That is unheard of as far as Arsenal are concerned.

Granted, Arsenal still have a few more days to get potential deals done and the capture of Angel Di Maria, should it go through, would go some way to appeasing disgruntled supporters.

However with preparations for an important North London derby in the way, how much attention can the Gunners really focus on getting the right names in? The flipside of the desperation to get signings in is a repeat of 2011 and players such as Andre Santos and Park Chu-Young arriving.

It's 'squeaky-bum' time for Arsenal and their supporters, and a storm is brewing above the Emirates.

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