Today we got to find out that one of Arsenal's most in-form players, Mathieu Flamini will be out for two weeks with a groin injury.

Also, the club's vice-captain, Mikel Arteta was sent off for a silly challenge on former Arsenal, now Crystal Palace striker, Marouane Chamakh. 

Arsenal are certainly now stretched for putting out a good enough starting XI that could beat Chelsea in their League Cup game on Tuesday night. 

But Arsenal are looking at yet another holding defensive midfielder to bring into their squad, no it's not a return for Alex Song. Its the 26 year-old, French born DR Congo international, Youssouf Mulumbu.

According to rumors from the Daily Mirror, the Gunners are looking to bring in the current West Brom midfielder for a fee of £7 million.

Last week, Arsène Wenger sent people to watch the former Paris Saint-Germain player in action for Albion in their 0-0 draw to Stoke. 

Wenger knows that if he wants to win his fourth Premier League title with the club, he is going to have to keep strengthening the squad and when you have injuries to Flamini, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Abou Diaby and Yaya Sanogo. 

Wenger will be relieved however that his side managed to get back to their recent winning ways after an awkward 2-0 victory over the Eagles.

A difficult win for the Gunners as their confidence might have been struck by the defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, but a penalty from Arteta and a late header from Olivier Giroud sealed the win for Arsenal. 

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