The headline is quite categorical but I will admit straight up that it is not based on any inside info or even guesswork but pure common sense because it would be absolutely ridiculous if Arsenal do not make at least one new signing before their pre-season tour to the USA.
In fact, it would be less than ten days because the tour kicks off on the 16th against the Colorado Rapids.
Not to have at least one new acquisition in the side before then would be utter madness, of course, it is not obligatory but common sense dictates that you want your new players to get as much integration as possible before the new season kicks off.
There are other opportunities, of course, the Emirates Cup at the end of the month and so it would not be the end of the world if there are no signings but you can take it to the bank that Unai Emery is urging the negotiators to get a deal done in time for the American trip.
There are more than enough options on the table, Kieran Tierney, Lucas Vazquez, Marcelo etc. and if any of them are still dragging along by the time the team leaves for the States then you would have to worry that those deals are never going to happen.
Any manager will tell you that they want as much time as possible with new signings, that they want them on any pre-season tour and you can only imagine how frustrated Emery would be if no new deals are in place by the time the team departs.
There are always significant dates to look towards in the summer transfer window, the new kit unveiling was one and within 24 hours it was confirmed that Gabriel Martinelli had signed for the club and yes, he was paraded in the new kit, same applies with pre-season tours.
So, yes, I fully expect at least one new signing within the next ten days. Put it this way, I would be stunned to the core if there is not.