If you believe what you have read then Arsene Wenger has only got £3m left to spend on summer recruits.
'Reports' said Wenger had £13m available to him to sign players over the summer. 'Reports' say we have spent £10m of that on some Belgian player whose name sounds like something I bought from a bakers earlier.
Thomas Vermaelen is a player that Wenger would usually go for. Young and pretty much unheard of. Whether the rumours are true or not is another matter.
I don't know what to believe to be honest. But £10m sounds like a lot of money for an unknown to me.
I suppose there is two arguments to that though. Nemanja Vidić only cost Manchester United £7m and he was as famous as Bros. Look at how that signing turned out!
Its not about how well-known the player is anyway. Its about quality and I think we Gooners have to bear that in mind this summer with Arsene's signings. (If he makes any!)
I'm not expecting 'superstars', it aint gonna happen. I'd love to wake one sunny morning and find a lovely little surprise in that Arsenal have signed David Villa, but the truth is that something like that is as likely to happen as me marrying my dream woman Susan Boyle.
Let's try to remain calm when the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City are spending more money than Elton John does on flowers and Arsenal are still yet to make their mark in the market.
The only time to panic is when we haven't signed anyone and it is five to midnight on the night the transfer window shuts. Until then, take everything you read with a pinch of salt.
BREAKING NEWS: ARSENAL SIGN 12 YEAR OLD MONGOLIAN WONDERKID; That's more like it.
Keep it Goonerish................