Arsenal supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern have come to dread transfer windows in recent years.
But news that has emerged over the past couple of days suggests this one could prove to be different.
Rather than it being a case of offloading world class players to rival clubs, and missing out on top class replacements they have been monitoring for months, it seems as though the Gunners could be about to bring in some quality reinforcements in time for next season.
Reports suggest a move for Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez is on the verge of being completed, whilst QPR forward Loic Remy is expected to follow shortly.
Wenger looks also set to complete the signing of Newcastle United full back Mathieu Debuchy, with the France international having undergone a medical ahead of an £11 million move.
Gunners fans hope there will be more to follow, with supporters desperate to see their team mount a sustained challenge for both the Premier League and Champions League next season.
And they feel moves for established world class stars are the least they deserve, after a succession of transfer windows that has ended in bitter disappointment.
Here, we have identified five of the most frustrating transfer sagas involving the Gunners in recent times.