Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has had to endure a tough summer this year and with the Gunners suffering a 8-2 humiliation at the hands of Manchester United, it was imperative that the long-serving French tactician brought in some new players before the end of the transfer window.
The last few days of the transfer window were filled with hectic activity for the Gunners, who did manage to sign as many as five players though they did miss out on some other transfer targets.
With the injury to Jack Wilshere and the departures of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, it was imperative for the manager to strengthen the midfield for the Gunners. Wenger had many transfer targets and though he could not sign some of his targets, he did manage to sign Mikel Arteta from Everton and Yossi Benayoun on loan from Chelsea.
According to the Mirror, Arsenal were also apparently interested in a deal for USA international Clint Dempsey and Fulham demanded a fee of around £10 million for the midfielder. The Gunners completed the signing of Arteta and Benayoun by the deadline, and with the Gunners not reaching an agreement with Fulham, the USA international is still at Craven Cottage.
It is unlikely that Arsenal will again make efforts to sign the USA midfielder in the January transfer window and here are eight reasons why it was the correct decision by Wenger to not sign Dempsey.