Now that Arsenal has defeated Besiktas 1-0 on aggregate in a nervy 2 leg tie and has, for the 17th year in a row, qualified for the Champions League group stage, will manager Arsène Wenger purchase the defensive midfield muscle and prolific striker he needs be a serious contender in the Champions League as well as the Premier League? Arsenal has been linked with defensive midfielders William Carvalho and Adrien Rabiot and the Colombian striker Radamel Falcoa but with two days remaining in the transfer window will Wenger get the job done?
Arsenal fans are rooting for a victory at newly promoted Leicester City on Sunday, but would a defeat be so bad if it, ahem, spurred Wenger to complete at deal or two before the window closes? It’s happened before: the shocking 1-3 home defeat to Aston Villa last year made the purchase of Mesut Ozil appear a necessity. Arsenal’s financial constraints have been loosened of late, but are fans relieved to hear Wenger assure them that “on transfer deadline day, I will be actively involved. I will be on alert until the last minute of the transfer deadline”? Lets ask them in two days.