Arsenal supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern are all in agreement that the Gunners’ deadline day business last week did not go entirely to plan.
Supporters hoping for the signing of Radamel Falcao were forced to watch on as the Colombian completed his switch to Manchester United and meant Arsenal supporters were left to be content with Danny Welbeck.
There was no signing of another centre back either for Arsene Wenger to act as a replacement for Thomas Vermaelen and no sign of that elusive defensive midfielder either.
Whilst the signings of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, David Ospina and Calum Chambers brought a few weeks of excitement, the manner in which the Gunners closed the transfer window has put the pressure back on Arsene Wenger – who really does seem to have a phobia of spending big money.
And when you consider Arsenal’s injury record in recent seasons, you really do think that the Frenchman may have to get over that phobia come January if he is serious about leading Arsenal to the Premier League title.
Here, we have identified five squad reinforcements he may have to make in January.