With only 30 hours before the transfer window closes, Arsene Wenger is running out of time if he wants to bolster the squad for the new season.
I really wish the window closed before the start of the campaign, so we knew where we were and didn’t have to wait for players to be integrated a month or so after pre-season, but then again, there are a few things about football I’d change (cutting out internationals just as the season is getting going, for a start.)
Seven goals scored and none conceded in the last week may have papered over the cracks, but I think most Gooners would like Le Boss to add one more body to the midfield.
Wenger must be aware that Aaron Ramsey, Abou Diaby and Denilson, let alone Amauri Bischoff, are not yet experienced enough to keep the Gunners competing for honours and he has confirmed that if he can, he will sign at least one player.
Whether that is ‘a big leader in the middle’ that Patrick Vieira said we need yesterday, remains to be seen. Certainly Xabi Alonso, Stephane Mbia or even Gareth Barry (which is, admittedly, unlikely) would be welcome at Emirates.
But I have a feeling that Wenger will sign TWO players before the end of the window.
Together with an experienced midfielder, I suspect he will sign a long term target that no one has heard of, a younger player in the Denilson mould who will provide us with more options and cover for the injuries and suspensions we will undoubtedly endure over the next nine months.
But what do you think? Will Wenger get his chequebook out?