Prepare yourselves for a busy few weeks, because Arsene Wenger has revealed he’s willing to pay big money to welcome new additions to the club this summer.
Naturally many supporters would be over the moon to welcome a new player to their club, but a sudden realisation hit the Gooners after Rob Holding was announced.
Bolton’s Player of the Year put pen to paper on Friday afternoon which provided Arsenal with one more piece of the puzzle as they look to bring home silverware.
But after the capture of Granit Xhaka in mid-May, the Gunners boss went on to announce he wanted two more players in the bag before the transfer window shut this summer.
Step forward Takuma Asano and Rob Holding, two fresh faces at the Emirates and possibly the signal that all of the Gunners business was done and dusted for another year.
Well not exactly, because following the 1-1 draw with Lens in Arsenal’s opening pre-season friendly, Wenger provided some much-needed hope for those of us who continue to refresh our Twitter feed for transfer updates.
The news not only keeps us on our toes, but it lets us know quality is on the way to a club that are long overdue a world-class striker since Robin van Persie.
As well as ruling himself out of one day managing the England national team, Wenger made some confident statements whilst addressing the media in France.
We are very active. If we find the right candidates then we will spend the big money. We have already spent big.
Until now, nobody has spent more on a transfer than we have in this country. Even if Pogba might fly from Italy to England today, I don’t know… Overall we have made a big investment already but we are active.
Arsenal have already been linked to big money moves this summer, and having missed out on the Juventus-bound Gonzalo Higuain the options remain limited.
Both Mauro Icardi and Alexandre Lacazette have been brought up as potential suitors for the Gunners attack this season, but as ever Wenger remained tight-lipped.
I wouldn’t like to come out on names because if you don’t get them afterwards, people ask why. We are active, very active every day and it’s not over.
Today we are on July 22 and the transfer market finishes on August 31. You know that a lot happens in the last week, so it’s a long time to go, but we are active and we are working.
And if you wanted an early sign that work really is in progress at the Emirates, then check out the latest update as Arsenal look to welcome a £42m man.