Arsenal lost 4-3 to Liverpool on the opening day of the season.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
The Gunners have once again been quiet in the transfer market this summer, meanwhile fellow title rivals Manchester City, Manchester United and even Liverpool have strengthened considerably.
It was one of Liverpool’s new signings, Sadio Mane, who played a key role in Arsenal’s demise at the Emirates as the North London side were defeated 4-3 despite taking a 1-0 lead.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in the stands
The moment Mane put Liverpool 4-1 up midway through the second period, jeers and discontent could be heard loudly from the Arsenal supporters as once again they let their frustrations be known.
But after the game, Wenger assured reporters that the club are still working towards bringing one or two players in but added they have to be of the required quality and make sense for the club.
“I have said many times we are working very hard to get one or two players in. I don't know what you call desperate. They [any signings Arsenal make before the transfer window closes] need to make sense and be of quality,” Wenger told the BBC in the post-match interviews.
Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the second goal for Arsenal with team mates
While Arsenal were wretched at the start of the second period, it’s easy to forget that the likes of Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere were all missing through injuries.
It was very much a depleted squad out there for Arsenal, and the arrival of one or two more could ultimately see them end up with a surplus of players once they all regain full fitness.