We need more signings, pleaded thousands if not millions of Arsenal fans on Twitter on deadline day as they watched rivals Spurs splash the cash in a bid to try and save their ailing summer.
But what the supporters failed to mention, was that if everybody can stay fit they might just have enough to compete strongly for, and even win a trophy.
Despite the portrayal of Peter Hill-Wood's words as overly negative yesterday about not being able to compete with the big boys financially, their manager still feels they can reach the top.
And why shouldn't he. Wenger has steered the team through tougher times, this time last year they were wading through a crisis by comparison.
This summer supporters have been busy making projections about who and how many players are needed. Do Arsenal need an extra midfielder? Do they need a Song replacement?
Look at the cast of players out injured and yet to come back. Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Emmanuel Frimpong. If these three come back in full flow Arsenal's options will be plentiful.
With the Spanish axis of Cazorla and Arteta supported by a rejuvenated Abou Diaby, and Aaron Ramsey in reserve, there was no desperation to dip into the transfer market. And that's before you move onto the promising players like Thomas Eisfeld in reserve.
The problem is that supporters expect the worst, and after recent seasons who can blame them?
The worst case scenario would see Diaby getting injured again soon, and would be that Wilshere does not come back, Rosicky suffers a recurrence of previous troubles, and Frimpong doesn't reach the required level.
It is not unrealistic, and in defence Arsenal fans wanted an extra player brought in as a safety net, purely to avoid having Johan Djourou be thrown in if required. Up front too, 'we need an extra striker' was the cry.
Sooner or later, Arsenal's luck with injuries has to change. And this transfer window Arsene Wenger has shown himself to be an optimist, rather than a pessimist, choosing not to sign an extra player for each position, even if it would have eased the fears of the club' supporters.
His name may be a dirty word at the Emirates at the moment, but they can take heart from Robin van Persie, who snapped out of an injury cycle in early 2011 and has barely missed a game since. Good fortune can happen.
If Diaby, Wilshere, and Rosicky can snap out of their injury prone ways and fitness problems, Arsenal will find they have everything before them ready to be successful. If their defence holds together too from a fitness perspective, then they will be sitting in a good position.
Look at Manchester City last season, who won the title, suffering barely any injuries to their players. They suffered the fewest in the league, with Kompany's three week calf problem among the most significant.
Fans have been conditioned to expect the worst, but what if, for one season at least, it all goes right?
Can Arsenal win a trophy or challenge for the title if their squad stays fit?
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