It is clear that Arsenal fans will just have to be patient in order to find out if the Leicester City and England striker Jamie Vardy is going to accept our offer and become a Gunner for next season, but in the meantime the speculation about whether the former non league player is the right man for us and how he could fit into the Arsenal system will carry on regardless.
So here are a few things for us to think about while all this international gubbins is going on, all assuming that the speedy and prolific striker ends up m moving to north London of course.
The first question is where he will play and I can fully understand the people that are saying that he does not suit our style as Arsenal are usually faced with a deep lying and determined defence and that is why the hold up and link up play, as well as the aerial threat and physical prowess of Olivier Giroud makes sense.
Maybe Euro 2016 will be vert useful to us in determining how well Vardy can play as a wide forward, with Tottenham forward Harry Kane set to be the first choice centre forward. If Vardy can get something going with Kane then it bodes well for the Gunners and him playing with Giroud. If not……?
Then perhaps the most important question, who exactly is he coming to replace? The obvious answer is Theo Walcott as they share the same pace, movement and lack of stature. This does not mean that he will be automatically playing out wide, as Walcott has been given chances in the middle by Wenger, but he has failed to take them.
For me this is the answer but a friend suggested to me that it could be the injury to Welbeck that is the real reason Wenger has gone for Vardy. And when you look at how the two play, closing down and harrying opposing players and running on to long balls, you can see his point.
Could it be that Vardy is and Arsenal transfer target because of the injury to Welbeck and not because we need to replace Walcott?