Ask the average Arsenal fan, even before we lost three more of the first team player to injury at the weekend, and they will tell you that Arsene Wenger is still being a bit of a lightweight when it comes to the transfer market. But as the injury list grows it is expected that the prof could well put that right when the winter window opens next month.
It was by far the biggest and longest running Arsenal transfer rumour of the summer, one Arsene Wenger had completed the surprise signing of the brilliant Czech Republic keeper Petr Cech from our direct Premier League rivals Chelsea (well we thought they were going to be rivals lol).
Arsenal fans will be keeping a very close eye on the injury situation at the club in the run up to the festive period, because that and the form of the individual Arsenal players and the team as a whole will probably determine whether January will see any transfer action from Arsene Wenger.
It certainly makes you wonder where all these media stories about Karim Benzema moving to Arsenal came from. Right from the beginning of the transfer window it was mooted that the Real Madrid striker was the only real target that interested Arsene Wenger.
If you thought the start of La Liga season had no impact on the Premier League, think again. The tremors of the dull draw between Real Madrid and the newly promoted Sporting Gijon could be felt as far as North London. The stutter of the much acclaimed Los Blancos sent a message to the Emirates that Karim Benzema is Still needed more at Real than he is at Arsenal.