Former Liverpool star Stan Collymore is far from being convinced with thebusiness Arsenal have done in the transfer market this summer.Collymore talked about Arsenal and transfers in his column with the Daily Mirror as he disclosed that Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are gradually becoming Manchester City lite. According to him, it looks like the Arsenal boss is following in the footsteps of Arsene Wenger.

Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger came under some criticisms during his time at Arsenal on the issue of being obsessed about creating a team similar to Barcelona. The Frenchman was often criticised for building teams made up of technical players such as the Barcelona team under Pep Guardiola. Arsene Wenger and his players were not quite successful as Guardiola’s Barcelona as they had FA Cup trophies to show for their troubles on the pitch.

Collymore believes Arteta is towing the same line as Wenger with the signing of players from Manchester City who have won four of the last five Premier League titles. The ex-Premier League player is not in doubt about the quality of players that Arsenal have signed from Manchester City as he pointed out that they are good players. However, he's adamant that they are not the best players at Manchester City.
Arteta is a former Manchester City assistant manager and he was influential in the signings of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko at Arsenal this summer. The Gunners paid around £45m to sign Brazil international Jesus from Manchester City and he has made a very good start with seven goals in five matches. He had one year left on his final City contract before his Arsenal transfer. For Ukrainian player Zinchenko, Arsenal agreed a deal worth £32m including £2m in add-ons with Manchester City for him and he had already played two games for the Gunners in pre-season.