The Arsenal fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern are becoming slowly convinced that this may be the year manager Arsene Wenger bucks the trend and delivers a thrilling summer of business.
In years gone by those from the red half of north London have been bystanders in the bar at the Tavern as rival fans have had world-record deals to mull over whilst they were left with a late swoop for Lucas Perez.
Reports claiming that Wenger is eyeing a swoop for the French trio of Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar and Alexandre Lacazette as part of a summer overhaul has taken the chatter to another level this week.
With that in mind, the punters could well be in for a big update in the coming days after Sky Sports News HQ reporter Kaveh Solhekol claimed that Monaco sensation Mbappe was set for talks with the club and those around him on Thursday.
The 18-year-old, however, is also a supposedly top target of Champions League winners Real Madrid meaning that Wenger will have to pull off a near miracle to land a deal ahead of Zinedine Zidane.
Gunners fans, we want to hear from you! How excited are you about the prospect of Mbappe? Is there any chance Wenger can get in ahead of Madrid? Let us know in the comments below…