Arsene Wenger today told supporters attending the club's annual Members' Day that he is thinking of at least one more summer signing to bolster the Gunners squad before the transfer window slams shut on August 31st.
However, Le Gaffer seemed hesitant when asked the question, leaving many listening to the pitch side interview that Arsene might be fairly content to begin the season with the squad that he has, rather than rushing into any expensive acquisitions.
Le Boss also reported that he was very happy with the progress his players are making in their pre-season preparations and stated that he would send a junior squad to play against Huddersfield tomorrow night, while the first team contenders will get a run out against Ajax and Sevilla this weekend when the Gunners defend their Amsterdam Tournament trophy.
The weekend competition in Holland will be a great rehearsal for the Arsenal's qualification tie against Steve McClaren's FC Twente on Wednesday. Twente finished in fourth place in last season's Eredivisie, but are no match for Dutch powerhouses PSV Eindhoven and Ajax, so the timing of the Gunners' friendly against the latter is fortuitous indeed.
And even better news for us Gooners was the news that we can expect to see long-term injured pair Tomas Rosicky and Eduardo back in the first team soon...
Le Prof's prognosis for Eduardo is for a November return to action, but the ease with which the Croatian hitman was moving around today suggests that he might make it back into contention earlier than that. I'm sure all Gooners everywhere will be looking forward to the day when Eduardo marks his return with his next goal in Arsenal colours.As for Rosicknote, Arsene is confident that the Czech skipper will be back on the team sheet next month, although with Cesc Fabregas, Abou Diaby, Aaron Ramsey, Theo Walcott, Emmanuel Eboue, Armand Traore, Denilson, Samir Nasri and Jack Wilshere all fighting for a role in the centre of the park, Tomas might not find it the easiest task in the world to regain his place in the first team.
What have you made of Arsenal's pre-season build up so far? Are you disappointed that Eduardo will miss the opening third of the new campaign? Or do you think Wenger is deliberately giving him more time to recover? And do you think Rosicky can stamp his authority in the Gunners team this season? Share your comments here