Ivan Gazidis has said the Gunners made “a clear statement of our ambitions” by keeping Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, and denied that the club only want to make profit.
Gazidis wrote an email to all Arsenal staff on Friday saying he wanted “to give some perspective on the transfer window amid all the hysteria.”
“At the end of the window, reviewing all activity, we have once again improved the quality and depth of our squad.”
“Everything is coloured by results,” he wrote. “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.”