There is an assumption that the reason there has been no transfer business done by Arsenal so far is that the club is waiting for July 1st to unveil players in their new Adidas kits.
It does not work like that, especially with players leaving the club and there is absolutely no reason why deals cannot be done and any unveiling delayed until the new kit deal kicks in.
No, the reason that there has been no transfer business done is that nothing is completed yet but that could all change this coming week.
There are now strong indications that Arsenal will make a second bid for Celtic defender Kieran Tierney, according to the very credible David Ornstein of the BBC.
Ornstein claims that there is optimism that a deal can be agreed and that personal terms will not be an issue.
Lucas Torreira could be on his way out of the Emirates this week with Italian media outlet Sportmediaset claiming that AC Milan has made a two-year loan offer worth up to £7.0 Million and will include a £34 Million one-off payment right to buy clause.
Apparently, Arsenal did not dismiss that offer out of hand and have told the Italian giants they are open to negotiate and want the option to buy upgraded to an obligation to buy.
Finally, almost every media outlet is claiming that Arsenal will accelerate their move for St Etienne defender Wiliam Saliba.
The signs are that the gloves are coming off and Arsenal is ready to get down to some serious negotiating.
Players have been on holiday, some are involved in tournaments and managers themselves have been taking a break but as July approaches and pre-season and tours get closer then transfer business is expected to begin in earnest.