Arsene Wenger indulged in his most lavish spending spree last summer, signing Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Calum Chambers, David Ospina and Danny Welbeck.
According to chairman Sir Chips Keswick, who confirmed in February following the release of our financial results, our summer expenditure reached a record £94million, with the signing of Gabriel in January breaking the £100m mark.
“The recent acquisition of defender Gabriel from Villarreal will take our total transfer expenditure for the year to well in excess of £100 million,” he was quoted as saying (via The Evening Standard).
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We rank our five summer signings based on their performances this campaign.
5) Mathieu Debuchy
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The former Newcastle man had suffered two freak injuries which have robbed him of six months of this campaign. It wouldn’t be fair to judge Debuchy on this season, but at the age of 29 and with Hector Bellerin currently impressing at right-back, next season will be a crucial one for him.