Club legend Thierry Henry has admitted he is concerned Arsenal will not be title contenders this season.
Speaking before the news that striker Danny Welbeck will be out until the end of the year, the Frenchman declared that the team needed new players to strengthen in different areas of the pitch.
Instead, the summer transfer window ended with the only signing of goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea.
"Right now they are already five points behind City, still have not won at home, won two games by an own goal, which is actually their best goal scorer at the moment," Henry told Sky Sports.
"Ideally it does not look right now like they are going to win the league like this.
"But I think Arsene believes he can win the league with that team and that team is good enough. And that is his prerogative.
"I think he should have tried to bring players and I think he did try, it could not happen, but I still think that team needed some players."