You have to love transfer windows, just a couple of days ago Arsenal was on the verge of signing Belgium international Yannic Carrasco but the latest rumours suggest the club no longer wants him and have instead turned their attention back to Bournemouth assist king Ryan Fraser.
Judging by comments on this site opinion is divided over whether either player can do a job for Arsenal but that is not the focus of this article, that debate can be for another time but the futility of accepting anything until it has been signed sealed and delivered has never been more evident than right now.
My mind is such that I was on YouTube earlier today and there was a live stream of Eden Hazard in a Real Madrid shirt kicking balls into the crowd at the Bernabeu and it was only then that I said to myself, “So, they have signed him then.”
I am not saying Carrasco or Fraser will not join us, some rumours have to come true, it is the law of averages after all, but until I actually see them sign a contract I will not believe it.
The sad thing is that even high brow media outlets are putting their credibility on the line with all these rumours, so are so-called famous journalists and those said to be close to Arsenal.
I will continue to report on rumours, they cannot be ignored and transfer speculation is dominating the news but as in all cases, I would urge you all to take every piece of gossip with a large pinch of salt until it is official.
But yes, like everyone else I am addicted to the gossip and need to practice what I preach about being cautious over what you read and hear.