Arsene Wenger endured another frustrating afternoon as the Gunners lost to Tottenham at White Hart Lane, and it means that the Gunners have accumulated a meagre seven points from as many games, which is not good enough for the club.
Arsenal have lost two of their most influential midfielders in the summer and also, their best midfield prospect has been ruled out due to injury. Bacary Sagna, Arsenal's most consistent defender, also sustained a fracture to add to their woes and Wenger does seem to have a host of problems in front of him.
Robin van Persie and some others must have been disillusioned with the performances of the team, and, for a team renowned for attacking flair under Wenger, they have lacked the creativity to open up defenses this season.
Also, their off-the-ball movement has been poor.
Their defense did not look good again at Tottenham and though Germany international Per Mertesacker is immensely experienced, he is yet to come to terms with the pace of the Premiership—his lack of pace has been exposed on many occasions already this season.
There are many supporters who are questioning whether Wenger's time at the club has run its course, and whether he is the right man to take the club forward. However, it is better to take a long-term view in such a situation, and it is for the benefit of the club if Wenger does stay at the club—for the near future at the least.
It is important to remember that Sir Alex Ferguson has also been bombarded with similar questions in the past, but the Manchester United manager bounced back in style, winning numerous titles. Similarly, it is too early to write-off a manager who has achieved great things in the past, and there exists every possibility that he could turn things around for the Gunners.
This January transfer window will be an important time for the, Gunners and it is important that Wenger and Ivan Gazidis can sign their transfer targets in the window. This is a list of some of the things which Wenger should do in the January transfer window in order to have a stronger team at his disposal for not only this season, but also for the future.