If Arsene Wenger does what most people in the football world think he needs to do and signs some players in the January transfer window to boost the Arsenal squad that is under serious pressure from the growing injury list, then surely a defensive midfielder will be at the top of his transfer wish list.
Despite some reports in the football media yesterday suggesting that the hamstring strain, if that is what it was, picked up by the Arsenal and Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez during the Premier League away game with Norwich City would mean three weeks on the sidelines, there is still no definite timescale.
Ask the average Arsenal fan, even before we lost three more of the first team player to injury at the weekend, and they will tell you that Arsene Wenger is still being a bit of a lightweight when it comes to the transfer market. But as the injury list grows it is expected that the prof could well put that right when the winter window opens next month.
There is not great deal of positive thinking among the Arsenal fans at the moment. After a brilliant October saw the Gunners become the first team in ages to beat the brilliant Bayern Munich of Pep Guardiola and climb to the top of the Premier League table, November was almost the complete opposite.
With Arsenal having to do without our excellent young midfield general Francis Coquelin for at least three months, and knowing Arsenal that time period will keep being extended, the January transfer window can not come quick enough for us Gooners.