There was a point not too long ago when soccer fans around England (and indeed, globally) were speculating about whether or not Arsenal might have a chance to contend for the 2015 2016 Premier League title. At this point, The Gunners haven't won the English Premier League since the 2003 2004 season, but a successful run in 2014 2015 (including a third-place EPL finish and titles in both the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield) showed that the wearers of the Arsenal home shirt 2015 2016 might finally be ready to claim the spot at the zenith of English football. But has Arsenal's non-existent summer transfer activity put paid to those hopes already?

Now, after a solid but unremarkable season start (Arsenal went two wins, one draw, and one loss in the first month of EPL competition), it looks like the Gunners might have to wait for another year to make a play at the league's top spot. That feeling is only emphasized further by the fact that manager Arsene Wenger did next to nothing during the summer transfer window, only signing a handful of new football players, and spending just a fraction of what clubs like Manchester City and Manchester United did.

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Arsenal's Non-Existent Summer Transfer Slate

The good news for fans in the Arsenal football shirt 2015 2016 is that the Gunners really didn't lose any big names over the summer. Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, and Danny Wellbeck are all back for the new season. In fact, Arsenal's biggest departure of the summer was Lukas Podolski (transferred to Galatasaray), and he spent most of the 2014 2015 season on loan to Inter Milan.

The bad news, though, is that Arsenal also didn't really bring in any new players. The exception, of course, is Petr Cech, the three-time Premier League Golden Glove winner who transferred in from Chelsea for a fee reported to be around £10 or £11 million. But Cech is the only exception: Arsenal's other six transfer arrivals this summer were all either meant for Arsenal's academy or reserve team. Cech isn't just the only big name in the bunch, but also the only first-team transfer.

Arsenal's total spending on summer transfers is estimated to be less than £15 million-though it's hard to know for sure, since the club's transfer fees were all undisclosed. Compared to Manchester City (£160 million), Man United (£139 million), and even the unexpectedly frugal Chelsea (£64.5 million), that's a pittance. All three of those football clubs spent more on individual players than Arsenal spent in total transfers this summer.

Where Does This Leave Arsenal?

Some fans at Arsenal are so mad at Wenger's lack of activity in the summer transfer window that they are Arsenal Home Shirt 2015 - 2016actually calling that the club's board launch an inquiry to investigate the manager's decisions. Ultimately, there's no point crying over the lack of activity at this point. The transfer window is over. Wenger only made one senior squad signing. Only time will tell whether or not he should have done more.

The big question now, though, is where Arsenal's lack of a summer transfer slate leaves the club in their campaign to win a Premier League title in 2016. Do they still have a shot? Or will the lack of new faces at the club derail their chances?

Arsenal Away Shirt 2015 - 2016Honestly, there's no reason to discount Arsenal's EPL chances yet. They'll be playing catch-up against Man City-who not only spent a lot of money this summer, but also kicked off their season with four straight wins. However, if Arsenal's existing squad was good enough to finish third last season, they could absolutely be strong enough to push into second or even first this year.

The Gunners had all bases covered last year (offense, defense, midfield, etc.) and still will, thanks to the fact that none of their key players have aged into the past-their-prime bracket yet. Plus, the one signing Wenger did make was a good one. Petr Cech may be 33 years old, but he's still a world-class soccer player who can absolutely help Arsenal improve this season.

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