Arsenal fans remain downbeat in the Football Transfer Tavern following their weekend loss to Swansea City, which has effectively ruled out any hope of challenging for the Premier League title this season.
The Gunners sit in sixth place in the table, a massive 12 points behind leaders Chelsea. And once again Arsene Wenger’s side look set to be chasing a top four finish for the remainder of the campaign, with the French coach blaming injuries and misfortune rather than owning up to his own failures in the transfer market.
The signing of Alexis Sanchez aside, it was another poor summer from Wenger, whose failure to sign a top defensive midfielder and a new centre back has proved costly.
And Arsenal continue to carry players whose best days are clearly beyond them – it’s there for all to see besides the most important man himself.
Here, we have identified five players that Arsenal fans would love to see upgraded in the winter transfer window – whether they will however, is a different matter the longer Wenger remains in charge.