Arsenal only managed to earn a point in their first game against Newcastle United, in which new signee Gervinho was sent off for his retaliation to Joey Barton pulling of his shirt. The Gunners had a lot of the possession, but with the absence of key players—the likes of Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas and Jack Wilshere—they lacked the creativity to unlock the Newcastle defense. Arsenal have a lot of work to do in the next few weeks, especially as their season could start on a horrible note if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
With the futures of Nasri and Fabregas likely to be away from the Emirates and Gervinho's suspension for the next three league games, it does mean that Arsene Wenger will have to bring in replacements in this transfer window. The Gunners have money to spend, but with less than three weeks left in the transfer window, it is uncertain whether or not they can sign their main transfer targets.
Also, there will be some others such as Emmanuel Eboue, whose squad no.27 was given to Gervinho and Nicklas Bendtner, who could leave the club in the future. According to Skysports News, Nicklas Bendtner has confirmed that he will leave the club, though his destination is not certain as of now. When asked if he was poised to leave Arsenal, he replied:
"Yes. I have done my part as well as I can and it's up to Arsenal now to sort it out, I can't do anything more. Hopefully it will be sorted soon but as I said to the Danish press, when I know something they will. I would like to play at a place where you are happy and play every week, that is the most important thing for any football player and hopefully that will happen soon."
With Marouane Chamakh still short of confidence and Robin van Persie being one of the most injury prone players in the Premiership, it is possible that the Gunners will target a striker in the transfer window, though they have reached an agreement with teenage striker Joel Campbell. They have been linked with some strikers, and here are four who could be targeted by the Gunners.