But the ambition is evidently there if Pepe arrives, while Dani Ceballos is an exciting loan addition.
The Real Madrid star could make his debut on Sunday, here’s how you can watch the Gunners in action vs Lyon.
The match is on Premier Sports 1 at 15:15 BST on Sunday 28 July at the Emirates Stadium.
Gunners fans can watch every pre-season friendly remaining on the TV channel, with a cost of £11.99 per month, available on Sky, Virgin and Premier Player.
Laurent Koscielny remains out as he seeks a move away from the club.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Shkodran Mustafi missed the Real Madrid match with muscular problems and could return.
Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Emile Smith Rowe remain out, while Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac will be involved, despite the pair being attacked by a gang in north London this week.
New signing Ceballos could make his debut.
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