Wenger will be frugal again, but he needs to do something.
With the January transfer window fast approaching rumours and gossip are rife about who Premier League clubs have their eye on and how much they may cost.
It is a notoriously difficult time to sign players and Arsenal in particular are well known for being frugal in the market, but some purchases are certainly needed for Arsene Wenger.
Here’s what the Gunners need and who they should sign.
Everyone but Wenger seemingly realised that heading into the 2014/15 season with just six recognised first team defenders was asking for trouble and sure enough it has proven to be an issue.
Injuries to Mathieu Debuchy and Laurent Koscielny has seen Nacho Monreal playing in central defence and and Hector Bellerin called up from the Under-21s.
Per Mertesacker is also looking increasingly unreliable and therefore a better partner for Koscielny in the middle would be useful. Here are some viable options.