It is always difficult to work out a clubs summer transfer strategy until their business has been concluded but looking at all the most recent Arsenal transfer rumours I am starting to see a pattern developing.
It is well known that Arsenal has a restricted transfer budget and therefore has to look at cheaper options and be a little creative and so going to markets where quality players can be had for a bargain does make sense and that seems to be what Unai Emery is attempting to do in the South American market.
As an example, we are looking for a replacement for Aaron Ramsey and loads of players have been linked with us for that role but since the loss to Chelsea in the Europa League final and therefore no Champions League football next season the number of possible successors to the Welsh Wizard has dwindled.
Still on the list to replace Ramsey include three South American midfielders, Boca Juniors pair Nahitan Nandez and Emanuel Reynoso and River Plate star Exequiel Palacios.
There is nothing wrong with concentrating on a particular market for bargain basement players that could be something special and I have no criticism of the club for going down that road.
In fact, it makes perfect economic sense and could possibly work out for us in a very positive way.
If this is the clubs new strategy, targeting players from markets outside Europe at a bargain basement price then I am ok with it but it does mean that the chances of buying any marque players are almost zero.