By Tony Attwood
Here’s the easiest question of the year. How many players did we sign in the last transfer window and how much did we spend?
Answer 1 and £10m
But can you count the number of players we bought in 2014/15 and how much was spent?
And what about the year before, and the year before?
If you are still on holiday and fancy having a go you can jot down your answers:
- 2014/15 – Players
- 2014/15 – Cost
- 2013/14 – Players
- 2013/14 – Cost etc etc etc
OK, when you have done that scroll down a bit and you’ll get the answers.
Here we go…
And I’ve given them marks out of 10 and gone back to 2010/11 – just because it seemed like something to do, but excluded the young players for whom no fee was paid.
I think it rather knocks on the head that Mr Wenger won’t spend any money!
|Season 2014/15||Marks out of ten|
|Mathieu Debuchy||£12,000,000||7 – not the same since the injury|
|David Ospina||£3,000,000||9 excellent last season|
|Calum Chambers||£16,000,000||7 – but could get much higher|
|Danny Welbeck||£16,000,000||7 – higher if he can recover from the injury|
|Gabriel Paulista||£11,200,000||7 – could rise a lot higher|
|Mathieu Flamini||Free||7 – always available when neede|
|Mesut Ozil||£42,500,000||11? 12? 13? Maybe 20, as he is two players.|
|Lukas Podolski||£11,000,000||6 (just would not track back)|
|Olivier Giroud||£13,000,000||8 or 9|
|Carl Jenkinson||Free||? Hard to say – been on loan.|
|Gervinho||£10,600,000||7 (he underachieved because of the crowd)|
|Alex Oxlade-Ch’lain||£12,000,000||7 (still much more to come)|
|Thomas Eisfeld||£475,000||7 (I really thought he was good)|
|Laurent Koscielny||£10,000,000||11. Amazing for £10m|
|Ryo Miyaichi||Undisclosed||1 (but not his fault, it was the injuries)|
Don’t take it too seriously… it is just a bit of Xmas silliness. 27 players (I think) across five seasons.