The atmosphere here in the Transfer Tavern is electric, with the Arsenal supporting punters delighted with the club-record signing of striker Alexandre Lacazette.
The Lyon striker who has signed a five-year deal possesses the finishing qualities Gooners have been craving since Van Persie’s departure.
However, there’s always something holding back an Arsenal fan’s happiness – in this case it’s the uncertain futures of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.
The pair have just one year to run on their current deals with the club, and it is a case of cash in or keep in for Arsene Wenger.
Suggestions of an Ozil departure are quietening here in the Tavern, but Sanchez is still at the heart of the transfer debate here in the pub.
With Arsene Wenger likely to maintain the successful 3-4-3 formation, the battle for a starting place has become even more competitive.
Unfortunately some stars will miss out.
Here, our landlord takes a look at the TWO players who Wenger will have to utilise on the opening day as impact subs…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!