Arsenal twice had to come from behind to secure a 2-2 draw with Manchester City.
It looked as if the Gunners were in capitulation mode again when Leroy Sane opened the scoring in the fifth minute, but Theo Walcott managed to level before Sergio Aguero put the visitors back in front.
The Gunners had Shkodran Mustafi to thank for their second equaliser.
The Germany international probably owed it to his team-mates after a couple of defensive slip-ups, but he wasn’t alone in exposing Arsenal’s weaknesses when under attack.
Arsene Wenger admitted in his pre-match press conference that his side have some serious defensive issues and it could well lead to him bringing in reinforcements this summer – if indeed he is still at the club himself.
According to the Mirror, Wenger does not blame his back four alone.
As such, he would like to bring in a central midfielder to address his side’s lack of robustness.
The Frenchman has identified Everton’s Idrissa Gueye as a possible target, the Senegal international impressing since his move from Aston Villa.
The Toffees could make a decent profit on the £9million they spent to bring him to Goodison Park, but with concern over the longevity of an ageing Gareth Barry, it’s vital that Ronald Koeman keeps hold of Gueye at least for the forthcoming season.