Another day, another miserable transfer tale for our Gunners in tonight to swallow along with their pints.
That’s because Arsenal could be dealt a huge transfer blow in their chase for Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka this summer, according to German daily Express.
With a major overhaul expected at the Emirates this summer, a revamp of their engine room is thought to be one of the major priorities.
However, it is now claimed the 23-year old may wait with his current charges another season in order to secure a move to Bundesliga titans Bayern Munich.
After the Bavarians showed their interest, Xhaka now could remain with Monchengladbach another season and wait for his £24m buyout clause to be activated.
Xabi Alonso has another year remaining on his deal at the Allianz Arena and the Swiss holding midfielder could represent an ideal replacement.
Xhaka is currently believed to be happy with where he is, though a move to Munich may well be of interest if he ultimately stays another year.
Can Arsenal afford to miss out on Xhaka? Do they have any hope of fighting off Bayern?