Former Arsenal manager George Graham told talkSPORT why he feels Arsene Wenger hasn’t been able to make a big name signing freely in the last couple of weeks.
The Gunners got off to a bad start in the Premier League last weekend with a defeat at the hands of West Ham, which has left the Frenchman under a little bit of pressure to further improve his team before the summer transfer window slams shut.
“The problem is where are the excellent, world class centre forwards? There aren’t too many world class players around and available – It’s the same for centre-halves,” he told talkSPORT.
A lesson from the past
Arsene Wenger has experienced a similar start to a season before.
Arsenal suffered an opening day defeat at the hands of Aston Villa at the beginning of the 2013/2014 campaign, which partly prompted the big money signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.
Whether Wenger feels he has enough in his squad to win the Premier League title is something that only he could answer but it would be strange for him, with the resources Arsenal have, to ignore the chance to bring in one or two more players that would improve those chances further.
Modern day football is an industry covered in complicated transfer deals, but if two clubs are on the same page over a transfer, regardless of the quality of the player, then things can start to move quickly.
Arsenal still have time left to do some business but hopefully it won’t take another defeat for the Gunners to get the chequebook out.