Former Arsenal striker John Hartson feels their transfer deadline deals were done to appease fans.
Hartson told the Mail on Sunday: "I was Britain's most expensive teenager when I signed for them and still care for the club.
"The Fabregas thing was done shabbily, they should have got rid a year ago because his head had been turned by Barcelona and his performances were a joke for a captain of the club. Nasri is a bigger loss for me. I speak to some of the Arsenal boys and they say he's a proper player. How was his contract allowed to run down to a year? Now Robin van Persie might be next.
"They have to get these deals done in the boardroom. I don't know if Wenger really wanted to sign four players on the last day but something had to be done to appease the fans."