Many Gunners fans feel it will force boss Arsene Wenger into bringing another top class striker to the Emirates Stadium – which as far as they are concerned can only be a good thing.
And according to the Daily Express, the Gunners have now stepped up their pursuits of Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck and QPR’s Loic Remy.
Welbeck is still just 23-years-old but has a mountain of Premier League and international experience to bring to the North London outfit.
But it is highly unlikely that Louis van Gaal would consider loaning league rivals Arsenal a player capable of helping them qualify for the Champions League.
QPR striker Remy has also been linked with a move to the Gunners with his future at Queens Park Rangers less than certain.
However the fact the former Marseille striker failed a medical at Liverpool earlier in the window is a cause for alarm.
Arsenal fans. Welbeck and Remy are linked but there are other options available such as Radamel Falcao and Jackson Martinez. Who would you like to see come in? Let us know your thoughts below.