It is good news that Arsenal has basically got the William Saliba deal done. It may not be official just yet but I think we can all agree this one is in the bag.
But an 18-year-old defender with limited game time in Ligue 1 absolutely unproven in the Premier League who cannot be with us for at least one year is not the big expensive big name that we were promised.
So, it is all well and good that this one is done and fingers crossed it turns out to be a fantastic long term piece of business. But what else is on the horizon?
Everton Soares may be a good player but I will be honest, I had never heard of him before this summer. Kieran Tierney may be another Andrew Robertson or even as good as Virgil van Dijk in years to come but no one can guarantee that, not even close.
Then there is Dani Ceballos, is he really a big name? Also, he would be a loan only and the feeling is we would be developing a player for Real Madrid.
Finally Wilfried Zaha. No doubt opinions on whether he is a big name will be split, I personally do not think he is a big name for one second and it seems neither does any of Europe’s big clubs because I do not see them lining up to sign him.
No, we have been promised big expensive big-name signings and that we should be excited and while I am happy that William Saliba is going to be a Gooner I have to be honest and say I am underwhelmed.
I am also underwhelmed at the other players that we are close to signing.
To me, none of them is what we have been promised.