With summer transfer deadline day now firmly behind us and nothing left but angry, angry Arsenal fans, in the actual days that led up to September 1st, our Gooners contingent were quietly confident that Arsene Wenger was just being coy ahead of pulling something remarkable out of the hat.
Undoubtedly tighter with his money than fellow Premier League bosses, the Gunners started their summer recruitment drive well landing Petr Cech from Chelsea in a deal that would’ve seemed unlikely last season.
The lack of new signings thereafter however is even more disappointing for fans to take as for the first time in a long while, it appeared the club were on the cusp of being a real force to be reckoned with again.
But in true Arsenal fashion, the North London club appear to have shot themselves in the foot for the umpteenth time.
When you consider Danny Welbeck was ruled out until Christmas time yesterday with injury, this fact makes it even harder to understand why Wenger didn’t try even harder to secure another forward at all costs like Manchester United did with Anthony Martial.
If the truth be told, it now looks as if Arsene Wenger had all of his eggs in one basket chasing after Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema all summer long only to come across a tough stance from Paris Saint-Germain when he averted his attentions to Edinson Cavani as an alternative too late in the window.
While Cavani may have struggled to recapture the form he showed in his Napoli days at the Parc Des Prince, he is still considered a world class forward and somebody Arsenal desperately needed to get signed.
It may be torture for some but here’s how he would’ve lined up in what we believe to be Arsenal’s strongest starting eleven.
Click on the image below to reveal the best Arsenal XI including potential future signing Edinson Cavani.