These are troubled times for Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal's supporters, Wenger's most ardent fans for the better part of 15 years, have begun to turn against their messiah. Things have reached such a state, that it is now being whispered aloud that should Arsenal fail to qualify for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, his position at the club may become untenable.
There is a widespread clamour for new signings, and for these caustic "fans," every news story (whether good, bad or neutral) about the club is a chance to rid themselves of even more vitriol.
Nonsense, in my humble opinion...
I'd invite these so-called "supporters" to take a good look around and name even FIVE players who have been traded in this transfer window, who Arsenal should have signed and who would have significantly improved the existing squad.
And if anyone says, "Charlie Adam," they're free to go support Liverpool, as far as I'm concerned.
Wenger and Gazidis are most definitely burning the midnight oil, and they will most certainly deliver the signings the club needs—very different from the signings the "fans" want. And while the more acceptable names of Mata, Jagielka and others get tossed around, let's look at five others who have been in the mix too, but who would not be right for Arsenal.
And in case of two or three, Wenger should not touch them with a barge pole, even if they come nicely gift-wrapped with a £5 million signing bonus for Arsenal!