Arsene Wenger is plunging into the transfer market again with the £15m capture of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who becomes the first of possibly three players to sign on at The Emirates this week.
That has apparently convinced Wenger to allow Samir Nasri to leave for £20m to Manchester City, with that deal likely to be completed in the next few days.
L'Equipe reported on Monday morning that Nasri had agreed personal terms ahead of the two clubs finalising payment schedules.
Further to Oxlade-Chamberlain's arrival there may be the more significant capture of Gary Cahill, which is being touted on some Arsenal fans forums, which will alongside the earlier arrival of Gervinho go some way to calm the nerves of Gunners who have had very little to cheer them so far this summer.
The last piece of Wenger's business may finally see the capture of Mata in a deal that has been mooted for some time.
Whether fans will be happy with losing both Nasri and Cesc Fabregas reamins to be seen.