Arsene Wenger has once again been criticised for his lack of signings in this transfer window, as the only signing Arsenal have made is French Under-20 star Yaya Sanogo.
However, Wenger has stated that Arsenal are in the market for new players and could have new signings by next Sunday's London derby against Tottenham. The question is though: do Arsenal really need a new striker?
In just over a season the partnership of Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski has seen 38 goals between the two of them. Giroud scored the first goal in Arsenal's 3-1 victory over Fulham, which was his third goal in three games, while Podolski scored the other two for the Gunners.
With this goalscoring record and current good form for Arsenal's established strikers, do they really need to go splashing the cash on another striker?
Moreover, both Giroud and Podolski now have Premier League experience so if Arsenal were to buy from abroad it could take the new signing a while to adapt to the stronger, faster pace of the English game.
So, Arsenal could buy from within the Premier League but rival clubs would likely be unwilling to sell to the Gunners - so, why go through this trouble to sign a striker when, if you look at the record of their current front-men, they already have what they are looking for.
However, Wenger may not need to add a striker but does need to look at other areas of the pitch to improve.
A new goalkeeper should be on his mind as his current number one Wojciech Szczesny has failed to make a considerable impact at the Gunner, but is not helped by the fact that every couple of weeks Wenger will drop him for fellow keeper Lukasz Fabianski, who also is not up to a good enough standard.
Recent reports are linking Arsenal with a move for Newcastle's 25-year-old keeper Tim Krul, who has Premier League experience and has shown over the last couple of seasons that he is a top-quality keeper.
Arsenal have also had a bid rejected for Krul's Newcastle team-mate Yohan Cabaye, who would help bolster the Gunners' midfield as it has been hit by injuries.
What Arsenal really need though is a strong commanding centre-back who will shout at his team and take control at the back, someone not unlike former Gunner Tony Adams.
The current Arsenal defence does appear to be in a bit of a state of disarray when under attack, with no-one commanding the back-line.
To be successful this season, Wenger will have to start acting quickly to bring in players to improve his current squad; however, he may find it tough now because everyone knows Arsenal are looking for signings, so teams will be upping the prices of their players.
This could prompt some last-gasp panic buying from the Arsenal camp, which probably won't please fans, especially if they overpay for someone and they don't perform instantly.
Football fans can turn very quickly and with the Arsenal fans already disgruntled, Arsene better hope he gets some new signings in quick and they make an instant impact - or else the Gunners could be firing at Wenger.
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