Arsene Wenger looks quite satisfied with his summer swoops but the injury to Olivier Giroud has caused him a headache which may well see him delve into the market on the last day of the window.
A short term option may be secired. Or Arsneal could still make the Hollywood signing of Radamel Falcao or Edinson Cavani.
But we also still feel that the midfield lacks balance and, to that end, there is a perfect long-term option available.
But with other clubs potentially circling and Arsenal not known for their decisiveness in the market they may lose out on this one if they don’t move now.
Because, for our money, the signing of William Carvalho of Sporting Lisbon would represent a marvellous last day of business for the club.
He’s much more than a midfield destroyer. Carvalho, who has 6 caps for Portugal, is a fierce competitor who will give Arsenal a stronger look. But he also has a super first touch and great range of passing. Before long he will be controlling the tempo of the midfield for a big team. Could that be Arsenal?
We think that he would be a brilliant investment and the media still thinks that Arsenal could do a deal in this window.
The Daily Mail reckons:
Arsenal ready to make £20m bid for William Carvalho
Let’s have a look at this majestic young midfielder in action. Arsenal fans: a priority or should Wenger be concentrating on strikers?