David Ornstein has confirmed that Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna today.
The Gunners have been on the hunt for a new striker for months now, following the loss of Danny Welbeck to a long-term injury, while Theo Walcott failed to impress in the role for the previous season.
Alexis Sanchez has been fielded as a makeshift striker for our opening two Premier League matches this term, but has also failed to make an impression, and we now appear to have finally arranged a deal for a new striker.
We failed to convince Jamie Vardy to join the club, before seeing a number of other targets move elsewhere, such as Vincent Jansson to Tottenham, and Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus (for a fee we would never have paid), and we have now landed Lucas Perez.
I know this is not the name many of us wanted, but his goal tally for the previous year is impressive, in a weak Spanish Primera Liga side, and he could definitely improve on that tally with the sort of service he would receive from our star-studded side.
Perez scored an impressive 17 goals in the league last term, and already has a goal and an assist from his one outing this year, and has now been confirmed as joining our strikeforce.
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) 25 August 2016
The BBC journalist is known for being on the button when it comes to releasing news, and you can fully expect this to prove true, although whether it will mean he will be ready to play this weekend remains unknown.
We will have to try and reserve our judgements on the signing until he gets a few outings in our famous red shirt, but for now we can just be happy to have options up front.
Could Perez be the perfect option to keep Olivier Giroud on top form this season, or will he go a step further and demote Giroud to the bench?