Arsenal fans will be hoping (or praying might be a better word) that Arsene Wenger knows just what he is doing and that the Frenchman has some transfer aces up his sleeves. It is, however, starting to feel like just more of the same from the manager who seems to be the only man in the football world that does not think he needs to spend money to achieve success.
Okay the Gunners paid over £30 million to bring in the Swiss international midfield star Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach and he does look a proper player, but after that we only have a reported £2 million swoop for the young Bolton centre back Rob Holding and the signing of the unheard of Japanese youngster who is not even allowed to play football in England.
Meanwhile the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, in fact just about every other club in the Premier League, splashing the cash on players. Oh we have been linked with every man and his dog but whether the boss is actually interested in any of them is another matter.
He certainly does not seem to be trying very hard if he is interested, after the transfer back to Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich of the World Cup winning Mario Gotze sees Arsenal miss out on yet another potential transfer. Extra helping of Deja Vu anyone?