With less than a week to go until the transfer window slams shut (why can no one just shut it gently?), this is the time when a significant proportion of the summer's spending takes place, as last-minute buyers are forced to ante up on deals lest they miss out entirely.
Players, agents, chairmen and managers are all glued to their phones, scheming around looking for the late deals which will boost their prospects for the coming season.
While the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool have done most, if not all, of their summer spending, there are plenty of clubs in the Premier League who have been dragging their heels—Arsenal and Tottenham being two notable examples.
While the Gunners have spent around £25 million thus far on Gervinho, Alex Chamberlain, and Carl Jenkinson, the fans are demanding more. With nearly £60 million sitting in his pocket from the Fabregas and Nasri transfers, the onus is on Wenger to use that money to strengthen his squad in those two stars' absences.
Fortunately for them, there are still plenty of quality players out there being touted around to make those decisive, last-minute purchases a possibility.