It's June 14, and Arsenal have yet to make a splash in the transfer market.
Arsene Wenger reportedly has his eye on a number of players, but none seem close to signing. The most likely player to join the Gunners seems like Gary Cahill of Bolton. The 25-year-old stopper from Sheffield would probably be a good fit at Emirates, and Cahill's expected arrival could involve loaning Ignasi Miguel, an up-and-coming defender, to Bolton.
Miguel could use the first team experience as the 18-year-old Spaniard has been impressive for the reserves.
Other players on Wenger's radar include defender Scott Dann of Birmingham, and winger Gervinho of Lille.
The Daily Telegraph and News of the World have both linked Arsenal to Dann, but Liverpool is also interested. The Daily Mail, The Metro, and The Express, have all mentioned Gervinho, but Arsenal may have Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City showing interest in the lanky Ivory Coast star.
The Daily Mirror and The Express both report that Blackburn's Christopher Samba is being pursued by Arsenal and Tottenham.
Arsenal don't seem to be in the mix for superstar talent. Names such as Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, and Chelsea's Didier Drogba have surfaced on the transfer market, but the Gunners have not been linked to any of those players. The Real Madrid stars are not likely to leave their club, but it seems that Wenger is completely disregarding adding a major name this offseason.
In a season where serious changes need to be made, it seems that Arsenal are looking to add burgeoning talent rather than established stars. This might be a concern for the organization considering that perhaps the Gunners' two best players, Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas, might be moving on.
Wenger is committed to keeping both star midfielders, but the offers might be too good to pass up. Should Arsenal decided to let Nasri and Fabregas go, they will probably need legitimate stars to replace them.