Arsene Wenger faces another huge transfer window as Arsenal boss, with the pressure severely on to build a squad capable of challenging for the major honours.
Wenger looks to have bought himself some more time with last week’s FA Cup triumph over Hull City, where at 2-0 down it looked as though the Frenchman may well have been watching his Arsenal side from the dugout for the final time.
Another season of a fourth placed finish and a ninth without silverware may have proved too much for the Arsenal board, but as it stands it looks as though Wenger will be the man in charge of investing millions to build a squad capable of mounting a serious challenge for the Premier League and Champions League.
The Gunners have big money to spend this time around, with the new kit sponsorship deal with Puma coming into effect.
Arsenal supporters will hope Wenger acts quicker than he has done in the previous two windows, with Mesut Ozil and Kim Kallstrom only arriving on deadline day.
The club has been already been linked with a number of big names, one of which is their former captain Cesc Fabregas.
Fabregas will be allowed to leave the Nou Camp if a club is willing to activate his £34million release clause, according to various reports.