The transfer window opens tomorrow Arsenal fans and we are all hoping that Arsene Wenger has a couple of treats in store for us. Everyone has their own opinion of which players the Gunners need, are keeping an eye on and might actually sign, but there is nothing we can do but wait and see.
The manager has his scouting team and must spend a lot of time behind the scenes looking at players and thinking about who might be available and who would be the right players to complete the Arsenal jigsaw puzzle. Wenger has often spoken about only bringing in the right player at the right time, but we have seen him make the odd `panic buy` with varied success (Andre Santos and Mikel Arteta are two polar examples).
While the injury situation at the club is certainly going to be on his mind, I wonder if the boss will take into account the ability of players coming in to help Arsenal in the remaining two cup competitions, defending the FA cup and trying to get as far as possible in the Champions League.
For instance, we have been linked with Ron Vlaar of Aston Villa, Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton and Winston Reid of West Ham. While both would be available in Europe, Wenger would have to move fast if he wanted them to not be cup tied in the FA cup and that is our most realistic chance of a trophy.
And you have players like Sami Khedira and William Carvalho who would not be able to help in Europe, so should this be a big consideration for Arsenal? Or will Wenger ignore this and look at the bigger picture?