The transfer window is arguably the most exciting time of the year for fans around the league.
There is the hope and optimism that comes with the possibility of a new beginning. A chance to be in with the good, and out with the bad. Countless names are thrown into the rumor mill, connecting all the top talents around the world with just about every team imaginable. For one or two months, all the trials and tribulations of past seasons are forgotten.
Who doesn't love the transfer window?
Arsenal fans. That's who.
For fans of the Gunners, the transfer window has been anything but good to them. In actuality, it's been more akin to burning for eternity in the fiery pits of hell.
Yup, it's been that bad.
Arsenal fans have been accustomed to watching young talent develop—Ashley Cole, Emmanuel Adebayor, Cesc Fabregas, and Samir Nasri—only to watch them leave during the next transfer window.
This summer's go around was no different. In fact, it might just be the hardest of them all.
In August, fans watched in despair as manager Arsene Wenger and the Gunners said goodbye to arguably the greatest player ever to wear an Arsenal jersey in Robin Van Persie. That he was sold to rival Manchester United only made it hurt worse.
Throw in the departure of Alex Song to Barcelona and the Arsenal faithful were left searching for answers.
Wenger did bring in the likes of Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud, and Santi Cazorla. However, none of them are considered a true top-flight name.
But while many in North London are ready to sound the alarm, I believe that Arsenal are better off.
Here are six reasons that Arsenal's failure to sign a top name this summer may not actually be so bad.