Yet another season is hampered by injuries, and Arsene Wenger is desperate to get the season back on track .
Everything got off to a flying start, and for a moment, it gave an impression that, at last, Arsenal were ready to challenge for titles. Minor setbacks at Manchester weren't enough to hinder the free-flowing football of Arsenal.
Yet again, the Highbury gods cursed the beautiful Emirates with a series of injuries to decisive players.
Wenger is emotionally attached to all his young guns, and he always wants his youngsters to get maximum exposure at the topmost level. Although the future looks bright with the budding talents, the current scenario is not so bright. Arsenal faithfuls are eagerly waiting for a trophy from the past four years, but as usual, November is dreadful for the gunners.
Robin van Persie was transforming into a deadly striker, but again, the injury has laid him down. Wenger was very confident about van Persie's abilities, and he even mentioned that Robin is the best striker in Premier League. Injury to the so-called best player raises many questions: Will the team sustain without his services for the rest of the season? Can they score without him?
The last couple of games easily demonstrated the importance of a player of the calibre of Robin. Wenger must be regretting the fact that he didn't sign any top-notch strikers in the summer to strengthen the attacking force . Now it's high time that Wenger must find a replacement for the injury prone striker.
Defence too looks fragile, and a strong centre back partnership is must for an attacking side like arsenal. Goalkeeping woes are getting worse. Almunia is ever so unpredictable with his poor positioning and lack of awareness. Vito Mannone showed glimpses of his abilities against Fulham but didn't get enough opportunites of late.
Wenger already mentioned that he's going to spend in the winter transfer market, and let's have a look at some of the likely players who can make a difference to the current arsenal squad and possibly end the trophy drought.