Now it is clear that Arsene Wenger meant exactly what he has been saying all through the summer; that he would only be looking to sign players of top quality that he thought would be a significant improvement on what Arsenal already have.
Many of us might well disagree with the Frenchman, but it is his decision at the end of the day, his reputation on the line, and him that will be getting some serious abuse in a train station near you soon if things do not go well for the Gunners this season.
It is clear that Wenger, as Thierry Henry argued when Gary Neville laid into the boss last week, has a lot of faith and belief in his players and that is not necessarily a bad thing. I would rather be a part of his team than work for the blame monger Mourinho or the slightly unhinged Louis van Gaal, who seems to be able to start an argument in an empty room.
I just hope that the current Arsenal players appreciate what Wenger does for them and respond accordingly, by upping their game and proving him right. The problem the boss has now is that any bad performance or result will have people saying,well you should have bought someone then´ even though there is no guarantee that the possible signings would have made any difference.
So will Wenger´s faith in his players prove to be well founded, or delusional?