Arsenal have had a disappointing summer this year with Arsene Wenger promising big signings but only managing to sign 20-year-old Yaya Sanogo, who joined as a free agent.
Wenger has been under a lot of pressure recently, even before the first ball was kicked in the Premier League. He didn't make this better when his lacklustre team slumped to a 3-1 loss to previous relegation candidates Aston Villa.
To make things worse, Arsenal have been plagued with a long list of injuries, especially to key defenders. Nacho Monreal and Thomas Vermaelen were both injured for the opening game of the season, but Monreal is hoping to return for the Gunners trip to Turkey, where they will face Fenerbahce in a Champions League play-off.
Arsenal have been linked with Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, but a bid of £10m was laughed off, and Alan Pardew criticised the Frenchman's approach to bidding, just after their opening day defeat to Manchester City.
Wenger has also been contemplating a £35m double bid for Swansea pair Ashley Williams and Michu, but nothing official has been launched yet.
Arsenal have been linked with Williams for a long time, but have been told they will have to double their £6m offer to have a hope of signing the defender.
My concern for Arsenal is that they have left it too late in the transfer window, and now clubs will realise they are desperate and will bump up the price. However, Wenger will have no choice but to spend more.
Arsenal have also been linked with Valencia 'keeper Guaita, but there are only a few days left in the transfer window, so it looks like this deal would be unlikely.
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