It seems that whenever Arsenal are linked with a player and in some cases actually close to signing that player a club will pop up and attempt to hijack that said signing.
Just today news has come in that Lyon have followed Tottenham in showing an interest in signing Sampdoria defender Joachim Andersen and Bayern Munich have made a move to sign Yannick Carrasco who had seemed almost certain to be signing with us imminently.
There are more from previous days and weeks and for some reason, it tends to be Tottenham more often than not that are our main challengers for a players signature. I am not sure if that is just journalists stirring it a little or if both North London clubs are strangely aligned on what sort of player they desire.
But regardless, it is becoming a little frustration to continually read about clubs trying to hijack our transfer plans and it has to be hoped that whoever is calling the shots at Arsenal with regards to transfers are operating in some sort of secrecy because the more public a potential signing becomes the more likely it is to alert our rivals.
You see, the thing is this, our domestic competitors know we have a restricted budget and that for the most part, they can outbid us financially and Man Utd apart, can offer Champions League football.
No one said this transfer window would be easy and that is certainly proving to be the case.