Signing new players is seemingly proving quite difficult for Arsenal so far this summer.
Many a player has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, but no business has yet been concluded by the north Londoners with just over a month to go now until the transfer window closes.
It has been widely reported that Unai Emery only has around £45 million to spend (football.london), plus whatever he can raise through player sales.
It is undoubtedly making life difficult, but there are still some top quality players out there at little to even zero cost.
Two free transfers have passed Arsenal by though, and fans should be gutted the club were not more receptive to their availability.
Diego Godin has officially joined Inter Milan after seeing out his contract at Atletico Madrid.
The Uruguayan defender has been at the top of his game for many years over in La Liga and would have been a superb signing for the Gunners, whose defence needs major surgery.
Leader of men Godin would have been an invaluable addition, and it’s strange the club didn’t even attempt to enter negotiations with such a class player.
Adrien Rabiot is reportedly on the verge of joining Juventus for free, where he would be teaming up with former Gunner Aaron Ramsey.
The silky Frenchman’s contract has expired at Paris Saint-Germain and he is expected to complete his medical in the next 48 hours, according to BBC Sport.
Both players would arguably have transformed Arsenal for the better for a combined transfer fee of absolutely nothing, leaving Emery to go ahead and build on their acquisitions with his £45 million budget