Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been quoted on the Arsenal website as admitting that his squad is short of players - but not of quality.
He refuses to mention any names of signings he may make; however, he has reassured Arsenal fans that signings will be made by the end of the transfer window.
For any Arsenal fan this would normally be music to our ears, but with the signings other Premier League teams have made, how likely is it that Arsenal will complete four or five top quality signings to rival those of teams like Manchester United, City and Chelsea?
Even our north London rivals Spurs have made a few good signings due to the knowledge that their top player may leave.
Can Arsene really risk signing players that are not experienced enough?
Yes, we have experienced quality strikers at the club but do any of them match up to the quality and experience of Robin van Persie who is consistent and able to change a game just by coming on as a substitute?
Wenger clearly has to take all of this into consideration; however, this does not mean that just because he may not find someone of the exact same level as Van Persie he should stop looking. He should be more determined to find players in order to match and compete against the top teams and to bring the club back to the 'Invincibles' era.
Wenger also states in his press conference that is available on Arsenal player, that he also believes that the hopeful qualification into the Champions League for Arsenal this year is enough to lure top quality players to the club - and is hopeful, like many Arsenal fans who want the best for the club, that those 'quality' players will be added to the squad.
For now, we as fans have to wait and hope Wenger stays true to his word, as another failing year for Arsenal would be enough to say that Arsenal are no longer considered a top club, because top clubs win trophies.
Arsenal may play beautiful football and have passion in the team but without trophies the fans are becoming increasingly frustrated. Because a team like Arsenal, with the history they have, should be competing and winning year in year out.
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