With a reported £40 million and anything from £20 million to £80 million in transfer fees for wantaway players and dead weight. Arsenal fans are certain to see at least two or three new faces, Wenger's forays into big risk players have equally gained us points as well as lost them.
Chamakh went straight into the first team and proved he was worthy of holding the front line while Koscielny and Squillaci took around six months and a few points dropped to become reliable.
In the long term, the risk on the defenders will pay off as they are ready for next season, in the more disappointing present, we now find ourselves out of the premier league chase bar a miracle or two.
We do have quite a few promising players aiming to return and make themselves a permanent fixture in our first team. But Wenger should choose to follow his old formula of established players with a few youngsters to fill in the gaps rather than solely rely on the kids as proved ineffective by the last 6 seasons.
While there are plenty of players from abroad there is also a risk of them taking a while to find their feet. Mexes could be our new Sagna in the middle or end up being another Squillaci, Hazard equally could be our new Nasri, who took a few seasons to really shine.
So I'm going to look towards the Premier League talent that would hopefully fit right into the team while avoiding an expensive catastrophe of Torres-sized proportions.