With each passing day, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger continues to re-iterate that he believes his squad is strong enough, despite losing star striker Emmanuel Adebayor and the solid defender Kolo Toure.
On one hand, you can equate players coming back from injuries as "new signings" since they weren't part of the last campaign.
A couple examples of this are winger Tomas Rosicky and forward Eduardo.
Both were injured for long periods of time, and although Eduardo came back in the spring, he was not really match fit.
In addition to these returners, Arsenal has Phillipe Senderos returning from his loan at A.C. Milan in Italy, as well as the graduation of some youth players to the first team, including Jack Wilshere, Nacer Barazite, and Fran Merida.
But on the other hand, without signing players to fill in for the ones you lose, you end up with less depth.
Especially in the EPL, injuries are a part of the game, and many players can be out for long periods.
Last season club captain Cesc Fabregas missed three months due to injury, and Gael Clichy missed the last couple months.
Both were replaced by players, however the replacements youth and inexperienced showed and certainly caused Arsenal to lose or tie a couple games they should have won.
If Arsene Wenger truly does sign Patrick Viera, Klass Jan Huntelaar/Marouane Chamakh, and Brede Hangeland, then I will be fully committed to Arsene Wenger
But if Arsenal doesn't win silverware this year, because of no signings or bad ones, then I believe it might be time for Wenger to move on.
For now, I will have to hope that Arsene Wenger and the squad will come through and play some good football.