There is still a lot of time for Arsene Wenger to add more players to the Arsenal squad, with well over a month of the summer transfer window still left to run, but with Granit Xhaka and the young defender Rob Holding the only new players available to the Gunners and just three weeks to go before the Premier League kicks off, we Arsenal fans would like the manager to make things happen sooner rather than later.
Manchester City are claimed to have shown interest in Hector Bellerin, hampering Arsenal contract extension talks.
The Gunners agreed to give the Spain international a new bumper contract in April, but talks have stalled since the Sky Blues showed an interest late into last season.
Even though Arsenal finished as runners up to the Premier League champions Leicester City last season and thereby have an automatic place in the coveted group phase of the Champions League this season, while Chelsea had such a poor campaign that they did not even manage to scrape into the poor relation that is the Europa League, do not expect us to be favourites to win any transfer battle between the two clubs.
Arsenal have launched a bid to sign Arda Turan from Barcelona this summer, with his club willing to sell for a loss (apparently).
The Turkish international joined the Catalan giants from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid last summer, but was forbidden from being registered to play until Barcelona had their transfer ban lifted in the following January.
Arsenal are looking at signing Sam Byram from West Ham, should Hector Bellerin decide on a return to Barcelona.
The Spanish right-back has been hugely impressive since breaking into the Gunners first team in December 2014, and was even a late call-up to the Spain international squad for the European Championships this summer.
Arsenal are believed to be keen on signing Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj this summer, but his agent played down such a move.
The impressive Albanian star is currently in France playing at Euro 2016, and helped his side to their first ever win at a European Championships yesterday, in their 1-0 win over Romania.
Arsenal may have been turned down by one striker today but Wenger will be hoping that he wins the race to sign another, as the interest heats up for the signing of Lille striker Sofiane Boufal.
Arsenal are claimed to be preparing a new contract for Hector Bellerin, who has is claimed to be of interest to Barcelona at present.
The Catalan giants are expected to see Dani Alves quit the club this summer and move to Juventus, which will leave them with only Aleix Vidal as a recognised right-back in the squad.