Date: 14th August 2012 at 4:35pm
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So a 4-0 victory over Cologne on Sunday and an impressive game from all of our new signings, with Santi Cazorla the pick of the bunch by a clear mile.

So after the acquiring the Spanish playmaker and seeing what he is capable of producing, do we really need to be chasing Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin?

The problem is Real are only prepared to let him go out on a season long-loan and if we were to sign him on a temporary deal, would the Turkey international really get the games he wants at The Emirates – I don’t think so. Let’s not forget, Jack Wilshere is due back from injury around October/November time and Mikel Arteta, who didn’t play against Cologne, is an influential player in the squad. In addition, we also have Tomas Rosicky, who rediscovered his form last season, scheduled to return in around 5 weeks time after his Achilles operation.

So in terms of how we sit at the moment, I can’t see Arsene Wenger doing a deal for Sahin. Obviously it is a pretty big assumption to assume that our squad will stay the same with rumours still circulating. But even if – and this is a big if – Alex Song and Theo Walcott leave then there is no way Sahin would be a suitable replacement.

We have under three weeks left until the close of the transfer window and although I remain convinced that we will lose two or more players over this time, I believe we will bring in one more player and his name is not Sahin.

What do you guys think – Do we really need to sign Sahin after bringing in Cazorla?

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