Arsenal have so far failed to bring in a much-needed striker and defender this transfer window.
The wait is nearly over, the Premier League returns this weekend. As the transfer window is nearly coming to a close, the same question is being raised: Why have Arsenal failed to sign a world-class striker?
You just have to look at Arsenal's rivals, Manchester United have bought Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, Chelsea have added Michy Batshuayi and N'Golo Kante to their squad, and Manchester City have signed Leroy Sane. All areas of their squads have been strengthen in time for the weekend
The Gunners' only big name signing was made at the beginning of the transfer window, Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka arrived from Borussia Monchengladbach for £30 million. Arsenal have been relatively quiet in the window, failing to attract big name players to the club.
Reports by The Guardian claim that Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi, according to the player’s agent.
If the deal goes through, Mustafi would replace Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista at the back, who are both out with injuries.
Arsenal fans are frustrated in the lack of activity and failure to add strength and depth to the squad. Having finished second in the Premier League last year, a player with the ability to score 20-plus goals would give the Gunners the push they need to finish at the top.
Arsenal will face Liverpool on Sunday and the lack of signings that the Gunners have made compared to other teams makes them look far from being title winners.
Arsene Wenger must look to add to his squad before the transfer window closes because without a star striker the Gunners will struggle to make the top four and that surely would mark the end of the Frenchman's career at Arsenal.