Arsenal have had all summer to sort out a new striker and even if Arsene Wenger really did believe that he had enough options before, the injury to Olivier Giroud that has made signing a centre forward even more important happened over a week ago.
But here we are again, somehow, nervously checking the sports websites’ deadline day updates in the dwindling hope that the Prof has got it all in hand and will pull off another Mesut Ozil style stunning swoop before the window shuts tonight.
So this is a great chance for all those anti-Arsenal journos to start winding us up. And I really hope that the report by Metro suggesting that we are looking at the Juventus and Italy forward Sebastian Giovinco is just that, a wind-up.
For those that don’t know Giovinco, and why would you because he can’t get a game for the Turin club, he is possibly the smallest striker in the world. So we are looking to replace the big powerful 6ft 4in target man Olivier Giroud with a 5ft 5in support striker are we?
I am not saying that Giovinco is no good, but we have more than enough small tricky players for two teams, so I am hoping that this particular Arsenal transfer rumour is a joke.