Arsenal fans do not need reminding that this is set to be their eighth consecutive season without a trophy.
Manager Arsene Wenger has found himself under more pressure this season than at any point over his long career as Arsenal manager, with fans furious at the lack of silverware and money spent on big name ready-made signings.
But for all those Wenger haters, you may do well to remember that down the years he has proven to be the master of the transfer bargain.
His refusal to spend big money on players probably stems from the enormous self belief he must have at his ability to spot a bargain, the likes of which we see in this top five countdown.
The quality of the player, what they produced and the trophies they won for the money spent makes this top five transfer ‘bargains’ list seem incredible on reflection. Arsenal fans will be hoping he can somehow produce more of the same in the summer.