Arsene Wenger may already have completed the first Arsenal signing of the summer, although not many Arsenal fans had heard of the young Romanian prospect Vlad Dragomir until the football media told us that he had signed for the Gunners earlier this week.
But even if the news about the Chelsea keeper Petr Cech having his Arsenal medical means that the transfer of this quality keeper is completed before next week, a lot of Arsenal fans may be a bit concerned that some of our Premier League rivals, most notably Manchester United and Liverpool, are getting lots of early deals done.
However, there may be a very good reason why Arsene Wenger is not doing much or does not seem to be trying to fight with our rivals over transfers. My theory is that the Frenchman is still very reluctant to pay over the odds for players and that seems to be the norm so far this summer.
The fact is that the TV deal with the Premier League makes all of us English clubs loaded compared to almost every other club around Europe and I think that prices go up accordingly, especially when more than one of us is interested in a player.
Arsenal are not in the same desperate need for lots of new players that the likes of Man City, United and Liverpool are, so what if Wenger is letting them get their purchases out of the way before he makes his own moves? That way we could haggle more on the price and not get involved in a crazy bidding war.
There are still plenty of good players out there after all and most modern footballers are drawn to the BPL and the hefty salaries available. So is Wenger being very clever in playing it cool or is he just dragging his feet?