Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are believed to be going head-to-head in the race to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco this summer, with the former believed to be leading.
The latest reports claim that Hugo Lloris is doing his bit to try and persuade the creative talent to join his side, making this somewhat of an unfair battle, but could they win in a fair pursuit?
Both clubs are known for their attempts to remain realistic when it comes to transfer fees, while the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool seem to throw money around like it grows on trees.
This coming season will be our first without Champions League football, having finished outside the top four by a single point, and our rivals will enjoy their third entry in the competition in over a decade, and will be the first time they have qualified in consecutive seasons.
Spurs fans will no doubt claim to have a changing of the guard in North-London, but after one year of finishing above us, I refuse to accept that they are now a better prospect to join.
Yes they have the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, who would get into most sides first-teams without hassle, but there problem will come when the pair get fed up of being in a side who fail to win trophies year-on-year, and will also seek out a bigger pay packet eventually.
Spurs just enjoyed their best ever campaign in the Premier League era, and still finished with less trophies than our club, but some will claim that they have the better chance to challenge for the title next season.
Our club agreed a new extension to keep Arsene Wenger at the club, and he has been tasked with a strong transfer window, with the target of wrapping up his big deals prior to pre-season, and this window will no doubt be one of the most important in our recent history, but would players really prefer to join Spurs over Arsenal in a fair race?
Could Lemar snubbing us to join Tottenham be the beginning of a change in tide?