The Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern who saw their side make such a fine start to the summer market by signing Granit Xhaka and agreeing a deal for Jamie Vardy have seen their hope slowly evaporate.
Those pints glasses that were once half empty, now look painfully half full.
Now, further bad news has come in the shape of reports from the Daily Mail.
They claim that Arsene Wenger fears he could start the season WITHOUT key forward Alexis Sanchez, who picked up an ankle injury amid Chile’s victorious Copa America campaign.
Teammate Olivier Giroud, who reached the final of EURO 2016, has been given an extended holiday ahead of term – also ruling him out of contention for the season opener against Liverpool.
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