Arsenal fans inside the Football Transfer Tavern have had a week to drown their sorrows and get over their disappointing defeat to Manchester United last Sunday.
Robin van Persie’s first half header ensured Gunners fans would head into the international break rather flat, despite the excellent results that had gone before.
Wenger’s men are set to resume next weekend still at the top of the Premier League pile, but just two points in front of Liverpool – a team they had confidently dispatched a fortnight ago.
This season’s Premier League is looking to be perhaps the tightest of all-time, with the top eight currently separated by just six points.
Whilst the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United have all endured stuttering starts to the season, Arsenal have set the pace, but the question remains as to whether they can last the distance.
If Wenger is to end his trophy drought in style, then there is no doubt he will have to raid the transfer market once more in January.
Olivier Giroud remains the only top class striker on the club’s books, and his performances have faded in recent weeks.
Wenger’s first stop may well be France, with Ligue 1 proving a consistent hunting ground for the Arsenal boss over the years.
Here we have identified 5 Ligue 1 stars on the Gunners radar.
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