I am sure that most Arsenal fans will be hoping that the answer to the above question is an emphatic yes, but we are also used to the fact that Arsene Wenger does not always do what we expect or want from him in the transfer market, so it is by no means certain that he will sign another player as cover or replacement for Mikel Arteta.
The Spaniard is apparently set to miss the away trip to Everton on Saturday, after turning an ankle and having to be replaced early on in the second half against Besiktas last night. It is not clear yet just how serious the injury is or how long Arteta will be out, but it leaves the Gunners pretty short in that area, especially with Ramsey having to miss the second leg next week after his red card.
So Wenger may well look at his options and decide that he needs to strengthen that defensive midfield area, but he might also feel that, with Abou Diaby and Calum Chambers, he already has enough cover for Arteta. The way Chambers has adapted to playing in the centre of defence, I would not mind seeing the 19-year old given a go there, but time is short and running out fast, with just the games against Everton, Besiktas and Leicester City coming before the summer transfer window slams shut.
To buy or not to buy, that is the question….