Listen, I know that Arsene Wenger's latest comments about the possibility of bringing players in doesn't look good but I really wouldn't take him at face value for it!
Wenger is not going to let the world know that he wants to make signings because it immediately gives the target's club a leg-up. The price for the player would go up because the other club would get the vibe that Arsenal are desperate for new faces.
I've never taken Arsene at face-value because who really knows what is going on behind those glasses? Only Wenger does.
The geezer has the best poker face in the world of football and there is hardly ever a hint of who is coming in or going out.
What I do know is that we should all wait and see what happens before we make assumptions on Wenger.
Of course it is frustrating when you see the likes of Manchester City spending more money than Michael Owen does on the horses and Arsenal aren't spending any but that has always been our style.
Then again, barring Manchester City and Real Madrid, nobody else really is. Its a sign of the times.
It's clear Arsenal could do with strengthening and I wouldn't mind betting that Wenger is working on this. He knows where we need to improve and I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt because there is such a long time to go until the transfer window closes.
I have to or I might lose my sanity!
I'd like to take the chance to say RIP to Bobby Robson, a gentleman.
Keep it Goonerish............