A couple of papers this morning are reporting that Arsene Wenger has been given the green light to make a £40million bid for Luis Suarez.
The size of the bid will allegedly trigger a clause in Suarez’s contract which could then make it up to him whether or not he moves south to London.
This is either the most audacious bid that the club have ever made and a sign that they are going to compete with their London and Manchester rivals for the title. Or just plain madness.
Some have argued that with Arsenal missing out on previous targets – invariably by not offering enough apparently – that Wenger and his team has gone mad in a bid to make sure this one lands.
So is this the football equivalent of shopping at 5pm on Christmas Eve tanked up after the office Xmas do? Or is it the culmination of a strategy that has seen the club identify who they want and make a concerted attempt to land him.
And Arsenal fans do you want the controversial player at your club? A man who will miss the start of the season anyhow as he is suspended for biting another player, remember.
These are interesting times for Arsenal fans.