Most Arsenal fans spent a tortuous summer expecting Arsene Wenger to splash the cash on a new super-striker and another beast of a DM, but our stubborn boss refused to spend a penny except for adding Petr Cech and a bunch of youngsters to the academy.
Now in five weeks time we will be entering the January window, and Le Prof rarely enters the market in the winter (except to bring in Gabriel as an urgent need last January) so can we expect another barren window for Arsenal fans?
Jack Wilshere is adamant that Wenger will not be brandishing his chequebook, especially as Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky and, of course, Jack himself should be returning to fitness around Christmas.
Jack said: “Defensively we look good. We’ve got Gabriel [Paulista] who has really grown up. Last season, he was settling in. He is really suited to the Premier League,”
“We’ve also got Calum Chambers, who if needed, is there. We’ve also got myself and Danny Welbeck who should be back round January and make the team stronger.”
When asked directly if he thought Wenger would be in the market, he said: “I don’t think so.”
Wenger thought at the start of the season that he thought the current squad would be good enough to win the title, so I agree with Jack that it is unlikely Arsene will be buying anyone at all, unless of course we get a terrible injury to one of our starting XI in the near future of course.
So who thinks we still need a new DM or a striker in January?