Olivier Giroud last night made it clear that Arsenal's players are fed up at the lack of new signings.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger goes into a make-or-break week with the club teetering on the brink of disaster with the season not even four days old.

Wenger flies out with his injury-hit squad to Fenerbahce today knowing that their whole campaign depends on getting through an incredibly difficult Champions League qualifier.

And they must do it with their preparations in tatters and on the back of a morale-sapping defeat to Aston Villa which left them counting the casualties and with the supporters' discontent ringing in their ears.

The dressing room is also beginning to lose patience with Wenger's promise to spend big having seen their transfer business turn into something of a farce.

Arsenal striker Giroud broke cover to voice his concerns and Mirror Sport understands other players have been left bemused unhappy and questioning whether Wenger really wants to make big signings.

Giroud said: "In my opinion it's necessary for the club to recruit another striker. Obviously I think about it a little bit. It may change the play one day especially if it's a high profile signing.

"It's useless lamenting this though. I know what I have to do and what I'm capable of. I'm focusing on me and my work. The coach is counting on me so I don't think too much."

It would be easy to expect Giroud to hope Wenger does not sign another forward but the French centre forward currently has very little in the way of competition or even a strike partner to play alongside.