Wenger obviously didn't like £22m Tottenham ace, says ex-Arsenal goalkeeper, they missed out

David Seaman says new Manchester United and Tottenham signings could have been good signings for Arsenal.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has questioned Arsene Wenger's transfer decisions this summer, speaking to The Express.

Arsenal did not sign a single outfield first team player in the summer, only electing to sign goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea.

While Seaman believes that itself was a smart move, he says players bought by rival clubs are impressing, and call into question Wenger's decision.

He used Tottenham Hotspur attacker Heung-Min Son, along with Manchester United's Anthony Martial, as examples of two players who would have strengthened the Gunners' attack, but suggested the Arsenal boss will have had his reasons.

He said: "Anthony Martial looks like good business. So does £22m on Son. 

"But it is still early. He didn't go for either of those but that is Arsene's decision.

"He knows the players that he likes. Obviously he didn't like the players who were available."

Another player who has impressed in the Premier League is Dmitri Payet, who has shone for West Ham since signing, while Pedro is likely to shine for rivals Chelsea.

Son has scored three goals already for Tottenham, and the early signs are that he will be an outstanding player for Spurs.

Despite what ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Seaman says, Wenger may have thought highly of the South Korean, but quite often the issue with the Frenchman is the cost factor, being unwilling to pay a price he considers inflated for a player.

Seaman added: "There is no way of knowing unless you buy a trusted striker and that won't be £20m, it will be £50m. But I still trust in Arsene."

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