Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has spent the past three weeks enjoying the sights and sounds of Brazil and occasionally working as pundit for French television for the World Cup, but in between ice creams with Christian Vieri and games of football on Ipanema beach there's been plenty of scouting to get done ahead of the next season, surely!
Wenger had no less than 11 Arsenal stars to keep track of when the tournament kicked off last month, which means although that figure is now down to three German internationals he's had plenty of reason to watch each and every game, and that's before transfer targets have been considered.
Gunners fans are desperate for news regarding new arrivals and bids for Alexis Sanchez or even at a stretch Karim Benzema, but has the World Cup helped make his mind up on how best to spend that whopping £100m transfer warchest?
Let's take a look at a list of five things Wenger must pick up on after watching no fewer than 60 games at this summer's South American showpiece, including absolutely essential additions and decisions over a current crop which will be under massive pressure to deliver next season.
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