Arsenal have been one of the busiest clubs on the market this summer transfer window campaign, but it hasn't resulted in big signings and Gunners' fans are growing more impatient by the minute.
Nevertheless, manager Arsene Wenger continues to chase some of the most highly-touted stars on the market—and not on the market—as the clock ticks down to the upcoming 2013-14 Premier League season.
Let's take a look at some of the latest rumblings from the Gunners' transfer news.
Arsenal finally seem poised to land a Luis, it just may not be the one that most Gunners fans were hoping for.
That's right—Arsenal have offered up a bid for Bayern Munich defensive midfielder Luis Gustavo, according to Sky Sports.
The 26-year-old is craving first-team football and hopes that a move to the Premier League will boost his chances of playing time for Brazil in the 2014 World Cup, per The Guardian:
"My contract with Bayern runs until 2015 but it is very important that I play first-team football to keep getting called up for Brazil. I am in a very delicate situation at Bayern and this needs sorting out. I have personal and professional reasons to move," he said on arrival in Basel for Brazil's friendly against Switzerland. "I have heard about the Arsenal interest. It's a big club we're talking about here so of course I'd like to play for them."
Gustavo is currently out on international duty and that could elongate the process of him making it to Arsenal, but it certainly looks at this point like the Brazilian will soon be packing his bags for England. Of course, many have said exactly that about other Gunners targets this summer and been wrong.
It may not be as realistic of a move, but much of the talk surrounding Arsenal this offseason has centered around the potential acquisition of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Suarez has recently put a silence order on his ongoing transfer talks while on international duty with Uruguay according to John Cross of The Mirror.
Cross also reports that Suarez has gone so far as to ask his teammates to stay silent on the matter while he conducts business with Uruguay. However, his unhappiness at Liverpool remains:
Arsenal target Suarez is desperate to force a move out of Anfield and the Gunners are likely to go back with a new bid this week.
Suarez’s agent, Pere Guardiola, is also hoping to hold further talks with the Kop club on Friday to try to broker some agreement if nothing is concluded by then.
It's unclear at the moment if Liverpool will waiver on their intentions last week that they would not sell Suarez this summer, especially to Arsenal (per The Mirror).
Right now, it doesn't seem as if anybody's intentions—Wenger's, Rodgers' or Suarez's—have changed, but with the latest news, it's obvious that we won't be hearing much from the main target over the next few days.
A move that couldn't come soon enough for some Arsenal fans has finally come—Marouane Chamakh is leaving the Gunners.
Chamakh has joined the Premier League newcomers after competing a medical, and will wear their number 29 shirt.
The 29-year-old France-born Morocco international has signed a one-year deal with the Eagles after attending their weekend friendly against Italian side Lazio.
Chamakh has only scored 14 goals for Arsenal since joining the side in 2010, and hasn't quite lived up to expectations or done enough with his playing time to garner much hype.
Now at 29 years of age, it became apparent that Wenger and company were best set moving forward without the talented Moroco international.