- Jul 10, 2014
I think if not for Timber's injury which has soured things, it would be a great transfer window. I think losing both Partey and Xhaka (two of our most experienced players) in one window would be too big a change. Xhaka wanted to go as he was very close to leaving the season before, but Arteta convinced him to stay. I'm not ready to give up on Havertz yet like most people seem to, but at the moment he's looking poor business.Yes, that's why I was surprised we did not get a replacement for Partey now, knowing that he has been unreliable. Instead we spent on a luxury in Havertz. It was a strange transfer window.