Despite Arsene Wenger's infamous stinginess, Arsenal have many areas of weakness: a paucity of excellent midfielders, lack of quality on the wings and few capable strikers are all concerns.
If there has been one concrete rule of Wenger's transfer policy besides his penny-pinching, it has been the signing of obscure or unlikely players when everyone thought he would go for the bigger fish.
This year, some Arsenal fans hope that the Frenchman will change his ways, but that is about as likely as England abolishing its monarchy. Nevertheless, Wenger claims that the financial shackles are off, and money is available to be spent as needed.
So here are some more sensible, if unlikely, signings that Wenger might make.