Today it has been reported in multiple media outlets that Arsenal has tabled a bid in the region of £70 Million plus for Lille forward Nicolas Pepe.
It would be easy to dismiss these sort of rumours because of the previous reports about a restricted transfer budget but from what I can gather it does appear to be credible.
Now, if you also consider the reports that Arsenal is set to come back with an increased offer for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha then the only conclusion that can be derived is that a huge transfer is on the cards.
There has been some frustration at the sort of negotiating that Arsenal has done with lowball offers, strange loan deals and so forth but all that will be forgotten once a major deal has been concluded.
Raul Sanllehi, the Arsenal head of football hinted at this when he asked for the fans to judge the transfer window once it ends and not in the middle of it.
I have to say that I am more encouraged today than I have been at any point in this transfer window and while I have no idea which transfers will be completed I am fairly confident that there will be one huge money deal done by the time the transfer window shuts.