The transfer window has been one of the biggest mysteries Arsenal has ever had. I get that Wenger is financially responsible and doesn't want to put the club in a bad spot, it makes sense and i actually find it refreshing to a point. What i don't understand is when you have players that consistently underwhelm and you still give them significant playing time. Or you target positions of strength and ignore the weak spots. Wenger clearly knows more than you and i, but it's almost like he avoided a striker last year out of spite and continues to do so this year (along with CB) just because his pride is too thick. Gabriel is a good 3rd CB to fill in from time to time, but he isn't the answer. Mertesacker, while good in the air, needs to go to serie A or even the Bundesliga where the style is different. i love Granit Xhaka, but to be completely honest i don't know if we need him. Our CDM position is Cazorla, Wilshere, Coquelin,Elneny and at times Ramsey. I get that Wilshere is constantly injured, but that $30M or whatever it was could have gone elsewhere right now. Hopefully we get Lacazette, but i am not holding my breath. we definitely need a solid CB though, otherwise we are done. At Striker you can survive with Giroud, but until CB is strengthened we'll just leak easy goals that turn victories into draws or losses. It's very frustrating.