If I am right about things then Arsenal fans will have to accept that the hoped for transfer of the talented young France international wide star Thomas Lemar will not be signing for the Gunners this summer, as his current club Monaco have already sold a few of their title winning team of last season and made a massive wedge of cash into the bargain.
So assuming that their business is done for the summer then Arsene Wenger needs to switch his focus from Lemar and find another transfer target who can offer us something similar. Step forward Riyad Mahrez, who is also well known for scoring goals and providing assists in a wide attacking role.
According to Arsenal transfer rumours the Algerian international is also keen to become an Arsenal player and is putting off a transfer offer from the Serie A club Roma in the hope of moving to north London. However, there is now a danger of Mahrez moving to the wrong bit of north London with our local rivals Tottenham said to be keen.
So with Metro also reporting that his current club Leicester City have now lowered their asking price from £50 million to £40 million, does Wenger need to move fast to secure this transfer ahead of the spuds?