Although Matthieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta have both returned from injury, they are both getting long in the teeth and are unlikely to be able to play all season, and most Arsenal fans are still clamouring for a younger stronger defensive midfielder to be able to step in if (god forbid) anthing untoward happens to Francis Coquelin.
The Arsenal transfer rumour mill is slowly getting into gear and building up speed for the full frontal assault that will hit us when the January transfer window is about to open. With a worryingly long injury list hitting the Arsenal squad, many fans will be expecting Arsene Wenger to sign at least one new player to boost the Premier League title challenge.
Despite the ongoing protestations from Arsene Wenger, the Arsenal transfer rumours linking the club with Karim Benzema just will not go away and there is a strong feeling in the football media that our manager is not being entirely honest about his hopes of signing the France international star.
After the reported Arsenal transfer target Jackson Martinez confirmed this week that he would be moving from Porto to Atletico Madrid, many Arsenal fans´ thoughts turned to the Argentina and Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, who was the subject of a massive number of Arsenal transfer rumours when he was set to leave Real Madrid a couple of years ago.
Things are not looking good for Arsenal, on the striker front at least, as this week has already seen the Arsenal fans´ hopes of completing the signing of two reported transfer targets dashed. But after Jackson Martinez was reported to be joining La Liga club Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund declared that they would not sell Aubameyang, I was hoping that perhaps this would focus Arsene Wenger´s sights on Gonzalo Higuain.