I am not sure who told them that money was going out of fashion and had to be used up as quickly as possible, but Arsenal Football Club and everyone connected with it should be seriously concerned about the noise coming out of the Etihad stadium right now.
If the transfer rumours concerning our Premier League rivals Manchester City are right that is. But when you consider that there is no smoke without fire and what the Man City chairman said the other day about a massive squad overhaul, I would not be surprised in the slightest if the club was planning to tip a skipload of cash at their problems.
Problems indeed, but not just for City, because the reports in the football media this weekend, as reported by The Mirror, that suggest City will break the bank for the likes of Paul Pogba, do have repercussions for us Gooners.
One of the rumours is that City are going all out for at least one Arsenal target in Raheem Sterling, effectively pricing Arsene Wenger out of that deal. There are wider issues here as well though, as if City are willing to pay way over the odds, it inflates the market. And if other clubs like Chelsea, United and others abroad follow suit, we could soon see clubs unwilling to sell decent but not magical players for no less than £50 million.
You do not need me to tell you that Silent Stan and the profiteers at Arsenal will not match this sort of spending. So are the Gunners heading for a gunfight with nothing but a blunt knife?