Although still early days in the EPL, Wenger must feel like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. Two games in and the Gunners are scoreless yet remain unwilling to splash the cash after talks with £15m rated Lazio front-man Mauro Zarate were denied by his agent Beppe Bozzo.
His young team fought bravely but the experience and quality of Liverpool proved too much for the young guns of Arsenal. Arsene has talked in recent days that he would be willing to pay up to £40m on a player, but only if he thought the player had the quality he desired.
So for a player that scored 25 goals in just over 100 games at Lazio, is £15m really paying over the odds? After all the victors at the Emirates on Saturday had shelled out heavily during summer, spending over the odds in order to secure talent. The difference in talent, particularly from the bench was evident.
Zarate could prove to be talented back up or even as a striking partner for RVP, more so than the lacklustre Chamakh. But one thinks Arsene will be unwilling to splash the cash. Surely Arsene needs to spend big and over the odds in order to cling on to fourth, never mind fight for silverware