Arsenal were happy to announce this week that three big players have signed new contract extensions to keep them at the club for the next few years, and Arsenal fans were happy to hear that the French trio of our best centre back Laurent Koscielny, the combative midfield warrior Francis Coquelin and the man of the moment Olivier Giroud would be playing in the red and white of Arsenal for a good while yet.
What we really want to hear, though, is that they have been joined in committing their futures to the Gunners by Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, but if it really is all about the difference between the money on offer and what the star duo want then we could have a big problem and a lot of disappointment for the fans around the corner.
While we may talk about the crazy money being thrown about in football these days, you cannot blame the players and their agents for wanting to get the best possible deal and a Metro report highlights just how far away from the really big spenders we are.
While Giroud was happy to sign his new deal, I do not think he will be as happy to see that the Man United youngster Jesse Lingard is set to sign a new deal for more money than the Frenchman is getting. Lingard seriously? Would you be happy if you were Giroud?
It seems to me that Arsenal have to at least try to compete with our rivals on wages for the biggest players, but will our club agree? If not then is it goodbye to the best two players?