It feels like a very long time since we Arsenal fans were getting excited and optimistic about the summer transfer window to come, with Arsene Wenger setting down an early marker with the big money signing of the Switzerland international midfield star Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach.
This was before the window was even open and before the start of the Copa America and Euro 2016 tournaments and so there was plenty of time for the Gunners to add some more top quality players to give us the tools for a proper and sustained challenge for the Premier League title.
And with the release clause of Jamie Vardy also activated by the boss before the Euros it looked like he really meant business. However, both summer tournaments have come and gone and despite a plethora of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with strikers, play makers, wingers, defenders and midfielders of all shapes and sizes, the Arsenal fans are still waiting for the second signing of the summer.
Not for long though, according to the Daily Mail which is reporting that Arsenal are all set to complete the transfer of the young Bolton centre back Rob Holding. Apparently we have had a bid of £2 million accepted by the Trotters and the 20-year old has already completed his medical.
So as soon as the personal terms are agreed the contracts will be signed and Holding will become the newest member of the Arsenal family.