Though we must want you, the winter window possesses just a fraction of the fun, relevance and intrigue that the summer edition contains.
Arsenal stunned fans earlier in the transfer window when they signed Cohen Bramall from non-league Hednesford Town.
The announcement on the club site reads: "The 20-year-old, who impressed on a recent trial, will join up with Steve Gatting and our under-23s squad". Bramall's previous clubs were Kidsgrove Athletic, Alsager Town, Nantwich Town, Southport, Newcastle Town and Market Drayton Town - none of which anybody at FC Yahoo had ever heard of before, and it's our job to hear about soccer clubs. It's added that Bramall impressed Arsenal staff after a trial he had in December. I just couldn't believe it. couldn't believe it.
Speaking to Arsenal Player in his first official interview for the club, Bramall reflected on a whirlwind journey. "I played a game at Birmingham City on a Monday", said Bramall.
'I was very encouraged by his story and quite inspired to see someone that's been given that opportunity and he was proving himself and holding his own. I drove down on the Wednesday and trained with the first team on Thursday and Friday. It was great, and then I chatted to him after training and he was just a really good lad and a top boy.
Wow! Like Frank Sinatra famously sang: "that's life". Players like (Olivier) Giroud and (Laurent) Koscielny have had that test.
Arsene Wenger appeared pleased with his latest acquisition, after posing for a photo with the young left-back as he signed his contract. They are similar to that.
"My agent Lee Payne rings me on the Wednesday saying you've got a trial at Arsenal".
Due to his track background, it's no surprise the defender's main attributes are his pace and stamina, while the above clip points to a player who is willing to be inventive with the ball at his feet.
I met him on the pitch, and he's a top, top guy. There was chemistry there straight away.