This year the Arsenal fans are in almost exactly the same situation as we were in the same time last year, with the transfer deadline approaching and the Gunners looking worryingly short of fire power and options for Arsene Wenger up front.We had signed Alexis Sanchez earlier in the summer but then Giroud was ruled out for a few months and we were in trouble.
Back then we signed Danny Welbeck from Manchester United and although it was not the big name player that most of us were hoping for, it did at least address the issue at hand and after Welbeck then scored a few goals for England in the international break, we all felt a bit happier about life.
So why does Wenger seem so reluctant to do the same sort of thing this season? Well maybe it is because of Welbeck. After all, without a really top striker available, would we really be able to sign anyone better than the England international, who is set to be fit and available again very soon?
And if you think about it, when Wenger signed the former United man last year, we did not have Theo Walcott either, as he was deep into a long injury lay off. So you could say that we are in a much better situation now than a year ago. Is that why Wenger is not trying to sign another striker?