Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says he cannot understand why his former club is not signing important players during the summer transfer window.
The Gunners suffered a 4-3 home defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Sunday with Calum Chambers and Rob Holding starting in central defence.
Granit Xhaka, Takuma Asano and Kelechi Nwakali have also joined the club this summer but the Frenchman believes it's time to sign a high-value player before the end of the transfer window.
"The thing I don't understand is, we've been told that Arsenal are wealthy, that we have money, that we can compete against anyone in the market," Henry told Sky Sports.
"But when the season starts, we can't compete in the market. So which one is it? I just don't understand.
"Are Arsenal still the first choice in England? If a big player becomes available on the market, first of all, can you compete? Can you put the money on the table?
"Next, is the money stupid? We all know the money is stupid but you have to pay.
"And finally does the player want to come to Arsenal? That's something we all need to take into consideration. So are we still the first choice in England? I don't think so."