Despite this crisis, Arsene Wenger still refuses to enter the transfer market, saying: "There is money there but I hope not to have to buy this month as I have good young players and at some stage you have to give them a chance.
"I'm glad I did it today as Jeremie's shown his talent. He had a great first half but the negative part is that we have lost him for three to four weeks as he has twisted his knee ligaments.
"We have lost a player in an area where we cannot afford to lose players, with Wiltord and Bergkamp already out and Kanu going to the African Nations' Cup. That's a blow for us."