In the transfer window Arsenal picked up nine total players. Some of which were very pricy for them to acquire. We are in a time where we need to be watching money so Arsenal really had to weigh the trade offs of paying for certain players or not. Although after starting out with one win, one tie, and three losses they were forced to reconsider what they should do. The trade offs were to stick with what they had and risk being relegated at the end of the year or put their money to good use and try to make the team better. So acquiring people like Gervinho, Park Chu Young, Andre Santos, Per Mertesacker, and Mikel Areta became a need because Arsenal did not have a lot of depth in certain positions. Arsenal has gotten some marginal benefit from all of this because since these transfers Arsenal is doing very well in the Champions League tournament and in league play. Hopefully Arsenal can get back to the top of the table with these transfers after a rocky start.