Now it is official that Arsenal have definitely failed to replace the goalscoring prowess that Van Persie provided last season, and with the disappointing Olivier Giroud as the only out-and-out centre-forward in the side (unless you count Chamakh!), it is clear that Wenger must now dig deeply to bring a proven hitman to the Emirates in January.
There have been numerous rumours that Arsenal have set their sights on Adrian Lopez or Fernando Llorente to compete with Giroud, but after last nights defeat to Norwich, Wenger refused to confirm that he needed a new striker.
“We will wait until we see how players are when they come back. We did not create enough that is for sure,” he said.
“It was a poor collective offensive performance, although we have scored goals up until now.”
Arsenal still have to face another three games in the next nine days, and first up is Schalke04 on Wednesday who had an excellent win away at the Bundesliga Champions this week. “It was a great result for Schalke in Dortmund and a good performance,” said Wenger. “We will see how things are on Wednesday.”
Their is certainly no room for another performance like that on Wednesday…..