Arsenal are believed to have held talks over a swoop for Riyad Mahrez for much of the summer, but have put his capture off so far.
Thomas Lemar was believed to be a priority over the Algerian winger, but now looks to be off the cards, and there had been thoughts that would mean the Leicester star would become wanted once again.
It is possible however that our pursuit of Mahrez was more in preparation for when Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Ozil left the club, with the pair both having allowed their contracts to run into their final season.
The duo have turned down any attempts to get them to sign for over a year now, but Arsene Wenger appears to be adamant that the duo can not leave the club during this month, possible meaning they no longer have any need for Riyad.
Theo Walcott is another forward who was linked with the exit door in the close-season, with West Ham claimed to have made a bid, but he also looks set to stay with the club.
The latest reports are stating that AS Roma have pulled out of their bid to try and sign the 2016 PFA Premier League Player of the Season, leaving us free to pursue a deal should we wish.
The speculation has reduced tenfold since the Community Shield regarding our interest in Mahrez, and for now there looks very little in it, but there is also reports that claim we must trim our squad before we can further bolster, which could well be another angle.
Do we want Mahrez? Do we need another forward in the squad? Did we only want the Algerian to replace one of our supposed outgoings attackers?