West Ham have made the best signing of the summer and Arsenal the worst claims talkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor.

The summer transfer window has been intrinsically linked for West Ham and Arsenal.

The Gunners made Declan Rice their record signing when they took the West Ham captain to north London in a £105m deal.

While it was undoubtedly a huge blow for West Ham to lose such a key player to Arsenal, the Hammers look to be spending the money very wisely indeed.

West Ham have spent around £80m bringing in midfielders Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse and ex Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos.

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And exciting former Gunners target Mohammed Kudus could become West Ham’s fourth summer signing in a £38m initial deal from Ajax.

Arsenal have spent over £200m on Rice, Jurrien Timber, David Raya and Kai Havertz.

It comes against the backdrop of more massive Premier League spending this summer.

But who has done the best business? And who has dropped a transfer clanger?

Well West Ham have made the best signing of the summer and Arsenal the worst claims talkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor.

Speaking about the transfer window thus far, ex Premier League striker Agbonlahor says West Ham’s £30m signing of Ward-Prowse will prove the best bit of business.

And he says Arsenal’s £64.5m outlay on Havertz looks set to be the worst signing.

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“I have to go value for money as well, so for me I’m going to have to go James Ward-Prowse – I think he will be one of the signings of the summer,” Agbonlahor said.

“(At) £30/35m it’s a third of what Declan Rice cost Arsenal. Two assists in his first game against Chelsea, ran the midfield and West Ham have got a big side you know, players that can really score goals (from set pieces). Ward-Prowse is going to be great for them with his set pieces and he ran that midfield against £100m Enzo Fernandez.

“The worst, where do you start? Havertz. For me at £65m I want a player that’s going to boss a game, I want a player who is going to look like scoring goals. When I watch him at Arsenal and last season (at Chelsea) he gets in peoples’ way. He literally makes it harder for his teammates to find space. Isn’t quick, not a prolific finisher and he’s not really great at getting on the ball and turning. So I think Havertz will be one of the flops of the season.”


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