Enjoy the day

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Enjoy the day

Posted on August 09, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Transfer Deadline Day is finally upon us, and this year, that means that the season is very close to being upon us, too. It’s been a long and incredible summer, especially for English football fans, and now it’s time to get things underway once again. However, with there still being so much business to get through, the question remains as to how Arsenal fans should handle arguably one of the biggest days in the football calendar.

Most fans would likely decide to park themselves in front of the television for hours on end in the hope of seeing the Gunners securing the signing of Ousmane Dembele. Whilst the first part of that sentence is something that we’d encourage, as the minutes and hours go by, it seems less and less likely that the Frenchman is going to consider coming to the Emirates at this late stage.

It all feels a little bit too rushed at this point, and to be perfectly honest, there’s nothing wrong with putting a pin in this for a few months before picking up the idea again in January. He’s still young and he’s still got more than enough time to develop, so instead of stressing yourselves out, we’re of the belief that you should enjoy it.

The whole appeal of the day is the idea of watching bizarre transfers come in at the last minute, whilst reporters spend 12 hours getting harassed by different members of the public at football grounds up and down the country. The day has taken on a life of its own and while it’s a bit odd to be experiencing it so early in the month this time around, it makes all the sense in the world given the circumstances.

Allowing teams to start the campaign with a full squad as opposed to worrying about what else could happen is a smart move, but they need to bring in that idea around other top divisions in Europe, too. Otherwise, there’s a very good chance that the Premier League could get left behind in more ways than one, suffering from the fact that other clubs can see how star targets start the season before deciding whether or not to make an official move.

But as we’ve said, the most important thing of all is to get your breakfast cereal out, buy a couple cans of Monster, and see the madness unfold.

What’s your favourite part of Deadline Day?

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