Whether Arsene Wenger feels under any more need of new signings after Arsenal were paired with the Spanish La Liga, Copa Del Rey and Champions League holders Barcelona is anybody´s guess. We will have to wait for the January transfer window to open and close before we find out.
When Arsenal take on Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, Arsene Wenger and the players will know what to expect and we will have to be ready to do a whole lot of defensive work, both in the first leg at the Emirates stadium and the trip to the Nou Camp in Spain a couple of weeks later.
Ever since he signed for Arsenal back in the summer of 2012, the France international star Olivier Giroud has been under pressure and under fire from the football media as well as some Arsenal fans. And even when his performances and stats had convinced his critics in the media, it seemed like he could not win over a section if his own fans.
I am not trying to say that Arsenal have got the tie we wanted for the next stage of the Champions League. In fact I put a post on Just Arsenal last week that was along the lines of anyone but Barca, but there are reasons for Arsenal fans to believe that we have a decent chance and not to be too downhearted.
After the Gunners pulled off the brilliant last gasp result that we needed to stay in the Champions League, for at least two more games anyway, I can understand why Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players were very upbeat and also full of confidence for the latter stages of the competition.