Struggles in the transfer market were followed by a 4-3 loss at the Emirates against Liverpool on Sunday.
Fellow Premier League title challengers Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all made several major signings to strengthen their squad, whilst Arsene Wenger is still looking for a new defender and striker after buying Granit Xhaka back in May.
Ian Wright believes, per The Sun, Wenger must spend big before the end of the month to avoid another campaign of frustration for his former club.
"It breaks my heart to say but I can’t recall the last time an Arsenal fan really looked forward to the start of the season," Wright wrote in his Sun column.
“We should be talking about new faces, new challenges, maybe even a title at the end of it all. But optimism around the Emirates already seems as hard to find as a marquee signing.”
“We all know these days it is about profits and balance sheets. But that cannot be at the total exclusion of everything else. Speculate to accumulate? There is not a great deal of the former at Arsenal.
“And unless they are prepared to do so, you really do fear the worst.”
Adverse chants aimed at the manager and boos at the full-time whistle conveyed the resentment already brewing amongst the fans.
Wenger has 15 days to do the business yet there continues to be no sign of drive to bring in new players.
Arsenal are clearly lagging behind the league’s big boys and anything but victory at Leicester on Saturday will rank up the pressure.