With no other deals completed, Spurs became the first club since the window began in 2003 not to register a new player.
Willian played a vital role in Chelsea's FA Cup win last season and though the Blues were not lucky enough to finish in top four to compete in next season's UEFA Champions League, Willian was outstanding and also dazzled at the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup and attracted interest from Barcelona while Jose Mourinho was also eyeing a reunion with the player.
Arsenal will be playing against Manchester City on Sunday and this will be a special one for the fans because they will be hoping to see the performance of their new manager in the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
Speaking ahead of the trip to St James' Park, Pochettino maintained he was not overly concerned at the inaction.
"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said. After being used in Cup matches and Champions League matches for a season, Alisson finally broke into Roma's first team during the 2017-18 season after the departure of Wojciech Szczesny. "We believe a lot in our players and why not repeat a similar season like previous year or the season before, and with more experience?"
The player, however, made a decision to enter the jet going to France and joined Monaco at the last minute, saying it was a better club for him to develop on his football career. Harry Kane committed his future to Tottenham before heading to the World Cup and finishing as England's top-scorer as the national team reached the semi-finals.
City are the reigning champions after Pep Guardiola guided them to 100 points last season, but the Premier League years had previously been dominated by United, who won 13 titles under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Twelve months ago the fixture list also delivered an opening day trip to Newcastle that was negotiated successfully thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Ben Davies.
Jose Mourinho's side have acquired three new players during the transfer window - Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant - while their rivals have splashed the cash.