It is just a matter of time before Nicolas Pepe is confirmed as an Arsenal player and I think most of us can agree that this was a bit of a surprising development.
And I expect that to continue for the rest of this transfer window.
There have been the consistent credible rumours, the William Saliba and Dani Ceballos transfers were fairly well known and expected in advance, the same can be said with Kieran Tierney.
But that was not the case with Pepe and I am expecting that the club will pull the same sort of trick out of the hat with regards to a central defender.
I cannot offer up any credible rumours about a centre half, we have been linked with so many and none have jumped out as one that will probably happen, not in the same way as Saliba, Ceballos and Tierney.
But that is the point I am trying to make here, expect the unexpected.
That said, by doing that then it becomes expected that a central defender will be signed.
Yeah I know, I am waffling now.
But I think most of you will fully understand what I am attempting to get across and that is that I now do expect a quality centre-half to be signed but have no idea who it will be.
I am now confident that the club has grasped the urgency of the situation and are going about their business in a shrewd manner and at some point in the next ten days will announce a defender that will get us all excited.