Big changes may be on the way for Arsenal, but so far the club has yet to make a noteworthy transaction in the summer transfer market.
One player Arsene Wenger has been monitoring for years is still not close to joining the club.
According to BBC Sport, Wengers remains interested in Ivory Coast forward Gervinho, but Lille and Arsenal are struggling to agree on a fee. Earlier reports of Gervinho's immediate arrival to Emirates appear to have been overblown.
Sources say Gervinho has scored 25 goals in 54 appearances for Lille. He has netted five goals in 19 caps for Ivory Coast.
Meanwhile, there are continued reports of perhaps midfielders Samir Nasri, Cesc Fabregas, and left back Gael Clichy moving on. The two midfielders are perhaps Arsenal's most important outfielders, so finding suitable replacements will be very difficult.
Clichy might be a difficult replacement should backup Kieran Gibbs continue to struggle with injuries. Liverpool have made a £5 million offer for Clichy, and the French defender has said he doesn't want to extend his contract with Arsenal, which means Gibbs as a fixture in the starting 11 next season looks a bit more plausible.
The prospect of not having Nasri, Fabregas, and Clichy should be concerning for Arsenal.
Wenger, looking to upgrade his squad, is suddenly on the defensive. He's certainly wants to hold onto his young midfield star Nasri, while attempting to strengthen two glaring needs: central defender and a forward partner for Robin van Persie. Fabregas's only destination would be Barcelona, and the Gunners would receive substantial compensation in return.
Bolton's Gary Cahill and Rovers stopper Christopher Samba have been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal, but so far, this is all talk. Arsenal need to make a signing soon to avert criticism from an anxious fanbase.
Arsenal haven't won a Premier League title since 2005, and fans are growing impatient, particularly after a season that was mired in defensive lapses, and an overemphasis on scoring a perfect goal rather than getting a shot on goal.