If you had told Arsenal fans on the final day of the season that it would get to less than two weeks before the start of the new season and the club had still not bought in any major signings, the sad thing is that most Gunners fans wouldn’t be too surprised.
The club seem to have a knack of making transfer windows as difficult as possible for their supporters in recent years, either through player sales or lack of big name incomings.
This time was supposed to be different, with Wenger given a reported £70 million war chest to go out and splash in the bid to return Arsenal to silverware contenders.
But so far only 18-year-old French forward Yaya Sanogo has walked through the doors at the Emirates Stadium. A promising player sure, but not in the same league as the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez, who have been continually linked to the Gunners throughout the summer.
With the new season just twelve days away, Wenger really needs to get a move on now, not just to appease frustrated supporters, but to give the club the opportunity to make the best possible start to the new campaign.
Slow starters notoriously struggle, so with that in mind we have identified 5 late summer deals for the Arsenal boss to tie up as soon as possible.