Arsenal have no choice but to alter their summer transfer plans following their failure to qualify for next seasons Champions League and are now having to look at cheaper alternatives in line with their transfer budget.
But that does not mean they have to accept mediocrity, it means they will have to be far more intelligent with their acquisitions than they have been in previous years and the signs are that they are doing just that if the latest rumours are true.
According to the media, we are looking at signing Valencia teenager Ferran Torres.
But the 19-year-old right winger is no ordinary teenager, he is top quality and the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid are reportedly also interested in his signature.
Torres only started eight La Liga games but featured in 24 league matches in total helping Los Che to fourth and a place in next seasons Champions League.
Overall, including cup competitions he played in a grand total of 37 games, this is a young man that his club trust a lot.
Arsenal has first-hand experience of the teenager when he played against us in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final and were clearly impressed with what they saw despite the young lad being on the losing side.
We are crying out for a decent winger and Torres is certainly a bright prospect gaining in experience all the time who has proven his worth in one of the best leagues in the world.
Torres has two years left on his contract and a fee of just £25 Million is being touted and while that would take up a large piece of our initial transfer budget that would change once we sell some players and you have to think that the teenager would be an upgrade on what we currently have on the right wing.
If Arsenal does manage to pull off this transfer it will be a very intelligent piece of business, we would get a quality young player that could be with us for at least a decade and would show that the club has learned from some of their previous mistakes in the transfer market.