Arsenal's search for a defender goes on.
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker comes off injured
It is more than three weeks since Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker suffered an injury which will rule him out until the new year, but the Gunners are yet to sign a replacement.
Gabriel Paulista since went down injured, and the club have been relying on £2 million prospect Rob Holding to start at the back.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
The lack of progress, also applicable regarding a striker, has frustrated Arsenal fans hugely, especially with the club earning just one point from their opening two games.
Celebrity Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan has not been taking the impasse well, and last night started desperately pleading with top stars via Twitter to sign for Arsenal.
Barcelona's Gerard Pique
Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique actually responded, dismissing the suggestions, asking Morgan to point his request in Arsene Wenger's direction.
It's very very difficult Piers. Ask your 'friend' Arsene to buy quality defenders! https://t.co/wVRca56EGI— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) August 24, 2016
After years of criticism, Morgan is probably the last person Wenger wants to hear from, especially now.
Don't expect Pique to be signing with Arsenal any time soon, but the question remains as to who, if anybody, will?