Right about now in the Football Transfer Tavern, our resident Arsenal fans are questioning why they even turned up in front of our big projector for the deadline with there still not being any firm indications that the club will sign anybody on the last official day of the summer transfer window.
Having been linked with an entire plethora of transfer targets all summer long, Arsenal have still only signed Petr Cech from Chelsea this summer for £10.9 million while they’ve seen the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United splash millions to sign the likes of Pedro, Kevin De Bruyne and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
The overriding notion from Arsenal fans by the bar today is simply why?
Why does Arsene Wenger continually opt not to really get aggressively involved in transfer windows to address the clear shortfalls in his squad which right now reside at desperately requiring another defensive midfielder and most certainly another striker.
With Olivier Giroud having registered Arsenal’s only goal of the season so far with two own goals from Damien Delaney and Fabricio Coloccini representing their only other sources of winning points, everybody was expecting the Gunners to sign somebody truly world class such as Karim Benzema or Edinson Cavani this summer.
However, in stark contrast, Gooners are now entering the final few hours of the summer window desperately hoping that any old name rocks up at Emirates Stadium to try and bolster a squad that was meant to have no excuses in 2015/16 regarding their Premier League title challenge.
With just hours remaining now, could any of these five be winging their way into North London before 6pm?
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 players Arsenal could realistically sign before the 6pm deadline.