Maybe I should be more specific and say that Alex Iwobi might be the reason why the Arsenal manager does not seem unduly worried or under pressure to sign a player like Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City or Julian Draxler from Wolfsburg, because I think that Arsene Wenger is still very much aware of the pressing need for another centre forward and centre back before the summer transfer window closes in a few weeks.
Mahrez and Draxler and many other players that have been the subject of Arsenal transfer rumours this summer are not out and out strikers, though, even if the Algerian international did bag more goals than our own top scorer Olivier Giroud.
They are wide forwards or wingers or attacking midfielders and perhaps the reason why Wenger is not going to be forced to pay over the odds for someone like that is that, along with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott, we already have a young playerr who looks like they may turn out to be a world class star in that area.
I am talking, of course, about Alex Iwobi, and if anyone thought he might struggle to push on from his impressive debut season with the first team, then his brilliant performance from the subs bench against Viking FK last night should have eased those fears.
It was a cameo full of pace, power and skill and was capped by two goals, the second of which was a real peach. If Arsenal were to add Mahrez or Draxler to the squad it just might see Iwobi’s chances of playing regularly and improving disappear, so is that why Wenger is so relaxed about signing someone like that?