For the first time in years, Arsenal fans are anticipating the arrival of a major new star.
Arsene Wenger generally prefers to scout around for bargains, but Gunners fans are hopeful that the club's improving economic circumstances mean Wenger might opt to bring in an established name. The Guardian report that Arsenal have a veritable war-chest to lavish on new signings:
Arsenal are expected to strengthen the squad during the summer, with a reported £100m to spend in the transfer market.
If there's one position where Arsenal need to bring in a world-class talent, it's centre-forward. Since losing Robin van Persie last summer, Arsenal have lacked a natural finisher in the penalty area.
The Gunners have already been linked with a host of star strikers. The Express published a story about a renewed bid for David Villa; The Daily Mail mooted the Emirates as a potential destination for Wayne Rooney; The Mirror insists Arsenal are pursuing Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic.
Any single one of these transfers could immediately transform Arsenal into serious challengers.