For many Arsenal fans inside the Football Transfer Tavern, the current international break has come at the wrong time for these Gooners who are eager to see if their team is indeed capable of hauling themselves further up the Premier League table after a disappointing deadline day in which Arsene Wenger didn’t bring any further faces in.
Having only signed Petr Cech and been the only manager in all of Europe’s top five divisions not to sign a single outfield player, widespread criticism has been levelled at the Gunners boss again for a perceived lack of ambition.
This issue really comes down to where you stand on the debate and according to others, it is actually rather admirable that Wenger took a step back and didn’t become embroiled in paying over the odds for an Anthony Martial-type signing like Manchester United did.
That said, it is sometimes hard to agree with the stance of Wenger given the fact Arsenal look so close to being able to realistically fight for the title with only a few careful finishing touch kind of signings.
This is not to mention the appalling injury record that the Gunners have endured in recent seasons and this shows no signs of abating after Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck were subjected to prolonged spells on the sidelines yet again this term.
So all in all, the Gunners are skating on thin ice when it comes to keeping the likes of Olivier Giroud and Francis Coquelin fit with either no straightforward replacements or inferior ones waiting in reserve.
With this in mind, we’ve devised a list of five free agents who are still eligible to move as we continue on through September post-deadline day.
Perhaps Wenger should be keeping these guys in mind if another member of his first team squad unfortunately succumbs to yet another long-term injury.
Click on the image below to reveal the 5 free agents that Arsenal could still sign this September.