According to The Daily Star, Gazidis said in an email to staff that he wished “to give some perspective on the transfer window amid all the hysteria, before adding to contestable claim: “At the end of the window, reviewing all activity, we have once again improved the quality and depth of our squad.”
The Arsenal chief executive then called for patience and claimed that the negativity around the club’s transfer activity was merely a byproduct of losing two of their first three games in the league – including and “unacceptable” performance against Liverpool.
“Everything is coloured by results,” he said. “A positive performance at Liverpool would have coloured this transfer window very differently.
“We have had a poor start to the season but have the quality to turn it around and turn around performances and compete for the title. It is time to get back to what it is all about, the football.
“The manager and players know that the performance at Anfield was not good enough and they will be focused to put that right after the international break.”
Gazidis also claimed that keeping Sanchez and Ozil at the club was “a clear statement of our ambitions and should help refute suggestions we are just about the money. That is simply nonsense.”
Meanwhile, the Gunners made a profit of around £10m for the summer following their worst league finish in over two decades as they missed out on Champions League football for the first time in 20 years.
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