If the Arsenal transfer rumours are true about Arsene Wenger failing with a bid to sign the 22-year old Gabon international Mario Lamina from Juventus, then I suppose it is a cause for concern, as it adds to the theory that Arsenal just cannot seem to attract players like we used to.
But it seems a lot more worrying to me in that Lamina is not the answer to the two big problems facing the boss in his squad options.
Every man and his dog with even a modicum of football knowledge seems to know that Arsenal are in dire need of another centre forward to compete with Olivier Giroud, with Danny Welbeck injured, Theo Walcott inconsistent, and Alexis Sanchez showing against Liverpool that he does not do well in that position.
Another thing blatantly obvious, before and even more since the opening Premier League game, is the need for an experienced centre back. Lamina is neither of these things. Instead he is a central midfielder which is probably the position that Arsenal least need any more options in, with Cazorla, Ramsey, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny and co already fighting for places in the first team.
So is this just a daft rumour or is Wenger really looking to strengthen in the middle instead of defence and up front as everyone else thinks he should?