One of the longest-running transfer sagas of the summer seems close to ending with Arsenal announcing via their official website that they've agreed to terms with Manchester United over the transfer of Robin van Persie.
The signing of van Persie must make United favourites for the title.
Adding van Persie to an attacking line-up that already includes the likes of Kagawa, Nani, Valencia, Young and Rooney gives United the kind of free-flowing options that might just prove to be the distance over the long-haul.
I don't see the title ending up anywhere else than Manchester.
If this transfer goes through, then United and City have the two strongest squads in the country.
The spine of the Manchester United team looks really strong right now, and even more so if the deal can be done with Robin van Persie.
David de Gea came through a tough first season and will be full of confidence now that he's settled.
In defence, Evra, Ferdinand and the returning Nemanja Vidic are three of the best defenders in the country.
Across the midfield, the plethora of options available to Sir Alex include Carrick, Scholes, Kagawa, Nani, Valencia and Young.
Up front, there's the pairing of Hernandez and Rooney, with the possibility of van Persie joining them.
Losing van Persie might just cripple Arsenal, but it'll give one hell of a boost to United.
They've been looking for that "stellar" signing to show that they shouldn't be taken lightly and van Persie should be it.
Sir Alex Ferguson will look like the cat who got the cream if he's able to convince van Persie to sign on at Old Trafford and it'll be another impressive feather in his cap.
Without van Persie's goals last season, Arsenal would have finished mid-table.
This season, van Persie's goals might just be the thing to push United to the title.