When Arsene Wenger actually admits he has needs, you know the man is getting pretty desperate.
Such is the position that Arsenal find themselves in mere days before the transfer window slams shut on Monday, September 2nd. An unforgivably threadbare squad, further crippled by inevitable injuries, is in desperate need of reinforcement while new faces are allowed to be brought in.
The media know this, and in their innate love of the sensational, have published a variety of transfer stories during these frenzied final days that seem to have little basis in reality.
This member of the media will not. Let's get down to brass tacks: Who do Arsenal actually have a realistic shot of signing? The four players are listed here.