We all know that the current Arsenal is threadbare at the moment, and we have some massive games coming up; Liverpool, Udinese and then Manchester United.
Certainly a baptism of fire.
But despite the fact we have players such as Song, Wilshere, Fabregas, Nasri, Eboue, Diaby and Denilson unavailable through injury, suspension, loan and departure, we still have not added to the squad.
I still have the early season optimism that we will use the Cesc money, or at least part of it, to bring in some experience before the transfer window slams shut.
You might call me stupid, but why would Arsene release those players (as well as Vela, Bendtner and Clichy) in what can only be described as a mass exodus? Surely Arsene has people lined up to replace them?
Or is he waiting to see if we qualify for the Champions League?
Or worse, maybe he doesn’t actually have any funds available to spend and he is just taking the fall for the football club?