Arsenal fans can breathe easy now. Massive save by Szczesny on that Di Natale pk. Half an hour of real nervous time ahead if that went in.
Wenger would like to be able to offer more competitive wages to bring in the bigger name players but the board won't allow it. With Fagregas gone van Persie is the high earner at only 80,000 per week and still they have the 3rd highest wage bill in the league. Though I'd imagine Liverpool is higher this season but still.
Arsenal have made bids of 20 and 25m euros on Yann M'Vila of Rennes. The first was rejected and the latter was just made today. He'd be an excellent buy. I wouldn't mind Parker as a last resort and his price is only supposed to be 6m pounds.