Aaron Ramsey has admitted Arsenal were not clinical enough in front of goal during their 1-1 draw against Leicester City, adding fuel to rumours suggesting the Gunners will sign a top striker before the end of the transfer window.
Following last week's confirmation from Arsene Wenger that Olivier Giroud will be out of action for at least four months with a broken leg, supporters and pundits have urged him to sign a replacement – with Radamel Falcao, Alessio Cerci and Sevilla star Carlos Bacca all being linked to the club in recent days.
Wenger himself left uncertainty after his post-match press conference as to whether he will sign a striker on deadline day.
"We can talk and talk and talk about signing someone or not. Could we win the game today without anybody [new signings], yes. We have plenty of strikers even when we had Giroud. When we had Giroud, you asked me the same question so it's a recurrence as long as the transfer market is open to make everybody dream by thinking the solution is always somewhere where it's not necessarily obvious," he said.
Ramsey has meanwhile questioned Arsenal's striker efficiency, with Yaya Sanogo yet to score a goal since his arrival from Auxerre last year.
"We just weren't clinical enough in front of goal today to convert the chances into goals. They played well and defended very well, we had a lot of the ball and had some opportunities to break and chances to score but we didn't take them," Ramsey said.
Alexis Sanchez gave the lead to Arsenal in the 20th minute but just two minutes after, Leonardo Ulloa headed an equaliser to secure a point for Leicester.
"The goal that we conceded as well, we switched off from a throw-in, they switched sides and scored - it could have been avoided. The overall feeling is disappointing," Ramsey said.
"It's difficult coming to Leicester or any other teams who are just promoted. They wanted to prove a point and they want to prove that they're good enough to be here and it was difficult today."