If the latest Arsenal transfer rumours are correct and Arsene Wenger will be forced to fight it out with the French champions Paris Saint-Germain for the signature of Alexandre Lacazette, most Arsenal fans will have already abandoned any lingering hope of the France international striker coming to north London this summer.
To be perfectly honest, in a straight financial fight between the two clubs, Arsenal would always lose out to the free spending French club, who seem to have got away with riding roughshod over the Financial Fair Play rules that Wenger hoped would give the Gunners a much better standing in the transfer market.
So with the Daily Mail reporting the news from the French football media that PSG have let their interest in the striker be known, Arsenal must hope that this transfer fight is not merely about money.
There is some encouragement for us in the report though, with the new manager of the French champions Unai Emery stating that Edinson Cavani was going to be the first choice for them up front but the club needing support striking options. That might not appeal to Lacazette and hopefully his current club Lyon would rather see their player move to another league instead of joining one of their rivals.
What do you make of our chances of signing the Lyon forward now?