It is now less than a fortnight until the Premier League returns to our screens and Arsenal fans are more excited than most in the Football Transfer Tavern.
The Gunners have had the weight of their barren trophyless run lifted following their FA Cup success and it seems even to have prompted Arsene Wenger to spend a bit of money.
The Arsenal boss has completed the signings of Calum Chambers, David Ospina, Mathieu Debuchy, and most exciting of all is the capture of Alexis Sanchez, which seems to have Gunners fans dreaming of landing a major honour next season.
And if widespread reports are to be believed, Wenger’s transfer business is not finished yet.
A new centre back, another striker and a holding midfielder are all on Wenger’s wishlist, with the latter proving the most difficult to land at present.
Wenger has been on the lookout for a top holding midfielder for the past two seasons, and as of yet has had little luck.
A host of big names have been consistently linked, and you feel it is getting to that now or never stage for the Gunners boss.
With that in mind, we have identified the five prime candidates to become Arsenal’s elusive holding midfielder signing.