Arsenal, who only just finished fourth closely followed by arch-rivals Tottenham last season, are not looking like the strongest of teams with the Premier League starting in under a fortnight. 

Fans of Arsenal were some what excited when they heard that Wenger was rumoured to have £70million to splash on new players and ensure no key-players left the club in the summer transfer window. But with only 20-year-old French forward Yaya Sanogo joining the Gunners on a free transfer from Auxerre, Arsenal have made no big transfers as yet in the current transfer period.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was one of Wenger's main targets but looks to be slipping away after a £40million and £1 bid was rejected and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claimed the Uruguayan forward is not for sale.

Although a 7-0 win vs the Indonesia Dream Team, a 7-1 win over Vietnam,  a3-1 victory against Nagoya Grampus and a 2-1 triumph versus Urawa Red Diamonds is a very solid pre-season indeed, there has been cause for concern.

With two disappointing Emirates cup matches behind them, some fans are beginning to worry about the coming season.

The first four games were good wins but the opponents were not that of the calibre of Napoli and Galatasaray.

Rafael Benitez's new Napoli side managed to be up 2-0, but failed to hold the score and drew 2-2, prompting the fans to boo Arsenal at halftime. But to make matters worse, the following day proceeded with a 2-1 defeat to the Turkish club Galatasaray, Drogba coming off the bench to score two goals which cancelled out Walcott's 40th minute goal.

So why hasn't Wenger took the liberty to improve the side? The Gunners manager claimed that bigger clubs were throwing money around which put a club like Arsenal to a disadvantage but local rivals Spurs managed to sign Paulinho, Chadli and recently Soldado; player's who were all in Wenger's price range.

Although Arsenal have not bought anyone, they've sold Vito Mannone to Sunderland for £2million and are reportedly letting Gervinho and Chamakh go in some capacity.

They have the funds and players would be happy to join a Champions League side but there are still no signings to date. Here are some potential players in each position I think they should sign:

Goalkeepers
Julio Cesar - QPR - Brazil - 33-years-old - £3m
Marc-Andre ter Stegen - Borussia M'gladbach - Germany - 21-years-old - £10m

Defenders
Ashley Williams - Swansea - England - 28-years-old - £8m
Neven Subotic - Borussia Dortmund - Serbia - 24-years-old - £18m 

Midfielders
John Obi Mikel - Chelsea - Nigeria - 26-years-old - £14m
Christian Eriksen - Ajax - Denmark - 21-years-old - £16m 

Forwards
Mario Mandzukic - Bayern Munich - Croatia - 27-years-old - £20m
Stefan Kiessling - Bayer Leverkusen - Germany - 29-years-old - £12m

Who do you think Arsenal should sign and do you think they can retain Champions league football next season? Comment in the boxes below!

 

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