Following Arsenal’s disappointing 2-2 draw away to Southampton on Tuesday night, Arsene Wenger commented that he hoped to have some positive news regarding the Gunners’ transfer activity by Friday. It’s a promising sign that perhaps Wenger has accepted that Arsenal simply don’t have the squad to maintain this title push.

Arsenal are already struggling on the injury front, with Aaron Ramsey possibly missing for a further month at least, and minor problems keeping Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky out of the squad.

Arsenal simply must take action in the market if they’re to come through the next two months of harsh fixtures generally unscathed.

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