After a dreadful start in the Premier League this season, you can't help but wonder if Arsenal can be considered as a threat to the top teams this year.

It's starting to look bad for Arsenal already this season after a 1-3 loss to Aston Villa at the Emirates Stadium this weekend. With a thin squad and a predictable game plan, Arsenal are looking more and more like an average team in the Premier League.

Manager Arsene Wenger has said that it's hard for him to find the right players for his current squad, having only signed one player in the transfer window so far. The arrival of Yaya Sanogo is sure to make no difference in Arsenal's chase after the Premier League title.

The Gunners have been linked with many players this summer but have failed to add a signature so far. Having had to admit defeat in their pursuits of Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Suarez, Luiz Gustavo and Lars Bender, things are looking bad for Arsenal with the season already underway. 

If Arsenal are to compete with the big clubs this season, they have to start signing new players and, if they were to sign players who are unfamiliar to the Premier League, it will take some time for them to adapt to the English playing style.

It has to be said that Arsenal's current squad is barely big or strong enough to make the top four, and they would have no business in the Champions League this year. Already losing three players out on Saturday with the injuries of Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain and Nacho Monreal plus a red-carded Laurent Koscielny, Arsenal will be forced to use youth players for their upcoming matches.

This also has me questioning if Arsene Wenger is the right man to lead Arsenal back to it's former glory. He has complained about money problems for the past few years and claimed that's the main reason for Arsenal's 'careful spending'. Santi Cazorla was a fantastic signing for Arsenal, but that's about it. Oliver Giroud and Lukas Podolski have delivered short of what was expected of them.

All-in-all if Arsenal are to stay quiet on the transfer marker this summer, their season will be an uphill battle right from the start, that could see them struggling along the way. 

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