It might not be easy, it might not happen overnight, but it seems Arsene Wenger has a plan to land some of the biggest names on the market.
Arsenal have been linked with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Alexandre Lacazette and James Rodriguez in the last week as Wenger looks to add attacking reinforcement.
As well as constructing a side worthy of competing for the title, the Gunners need to pull off something massive to get the doubtful supporters back on side.
And in an attempt to reassure the fans that business is being done behind the scenes, the Frenchman has revealed what he’s doing in order to sign players capable of joining Sead Kolasinac on Arsenal’s summer purchases list:
Between now and the (pre-season) tour we will work every day to get the best possible environment around the team and to strengthen the team.
That’s basically a lot of dark, invisible work. But that is demanded and that means never leave your seat without your phone, never go to bed without your phone, because anything can happen.
We will basically be on alert 24 hours a day.
In the last three years of working with Fresh Arsenal, I haven’t heard Wenger say something quite like that before and it seems big changes are already underway.
Wenger is known for buying late in the window, which ultimately has a knock-on effect at the start of our season with so many players out of sync.
Much of the criticism surrounded Wenger’s decision to start the campaign without an established and fit centre-back, which meant Calum Chambers and Rob Holding had to start against Liverpool.
This could be a ploy to appease the fans, but I really do believe Wenger is changing his transfer policy and that’s apparent with his recent behaviour.
He was spotted with Ivan Gazidis in Nice last weekend, suggesting a move for Kylian Mbappe or Alexandre Lacazette has wheels in motion.