The highlight of the deadline day this time round was obviously Arsenal's record breaking move for Real Madrid star Mesut Ozil.

Arsenal announced the capture of the German international a few hours before the deadline on September 2, but is Ozil what Arsenal really need?

Don't get me wrong, Wenger has done exceptionally well to bring a world class player to the Emirates this summer. After so many failed approaches, throughout what was a somewhat frustrating summer for Arsenal, Ozil emerged as Wenger's marquee man. Despite all the hype surrounding the transfer, in my eyes Arsenal still haven't strengthened their already thin squad enough.

Wenger vowed to bring in defensive reinforcements before the summer deadline, a promise which hasn't been kept, and a promise that may also prove costly for the Frenchman.

Ozil has no doubt bolstered an already strong Arsenal offensive line but the key areas Arsenal really needed new additions in have been left somewhat untouched.

Arsenal have been in need of a world class centre-half for sometime now as well as a proven goalscorer; something they haver lacked since the departure of Robin Van Persie to Manchester United last summer.

Arsenal's defensive line on paper is top class, boasting household European names. But the back-line has been a serious problem for sometime now.

Thomas Vermaelen and Laurent Koscielny are somewhat injury prone, leaving just the youth of the squad alongside a doubtful Per Mertesacker. A proven centre-half has been needed for a long while and leaving the void unattended may just prove costly for Arsenal.

Arsenal's offensive line was set to glimmer after this summer, but approaches for some of Europe's elite talents slipped out of Wenger' grasp. The Gunners saw Gonzalo Higuain snatched from right under their noses by Napoli and Luis Suarez ended up staying put at Anfield.

Arsenal's youth provide enough cover up-front, but with Podolski suffering constant injury set backs, Arsenal's firepower is resting on the shoulders of Olivier Giroud, who has started this campaign extremely well. However the Frenchman can't be expected to perform out of his skin week in week out, and getting goals could subsequently be an issue if he hits a bad run of form.

Will Wenger suffer for his lack of movement in the market? 

No doubt that's a question that will be answered sooner rather than later. 

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