Arsene Wenger told the Arsenal fans last night that they could still expect some big name transfers before the window shuts at the end of next month, but he also warned that we might have to wait until the last few days to see them.
The Frenchman may have been throwing us off track, however, because The Sun and other sources are reporting that we might soon have completed the transfer deal that would get us all buzzing.
Last season’s PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez is the man that most Gooners would love to see come to Arsenal, even more than his Leicester City teammate Jamie Vardy who turned down the chance earlier in the summer, and it looks like Arsene Wenger has got his man.
There have been lots of Arsenal transfer rumours about the Algerian international, even though Claudio Ranieri insisted that his star did not want to leave. He might not have made his mind up then, but the Foxes boss is set to disappointed now as the report claims that Mahrez has made a decision and it is to become a Gunner.
His agent was at the pre-season game in Lens last night and that is surely no coincidence, so all we need now is for Leicester to accept our bid which is said to be a little over £40 million and we are in business.