It's no secret that Arsenal are set to sign the French defender of Polish descent, who has a dogs cousin that comes from Switzerland twice related, Laurent Koscielny.
In fact, according to this, it could even happen today.
Whatever the case I'm sure there will be a few grumbles about the imminent signing of him.
Listen, I know he isn't the big name signing who cost over £20m that most of us seem to want (granted that would be a nice statement of intent!) but lets reserve judgement on him.
I remember when we signed Thomas Vermaelen or when Manchester United brought in Nemanja Vidic and thinking to myself who are they?
Now look at them. Two of the best centre-backs in Europe. And that's no shit.
Since Arsene Wenger has been with us he has always made this type of signing. A relatively unknown player.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Its always a risk.
Koscielny is a risk. There can be no denying that but who knows what impact he will have?
Some of Wenger's risks have ended up being some of the greatest players to grace Premiership history.
Personally I would like someone else to come in at the back too. Someone with Premiership experience.
Ideally it would be great for Sol Campbell to stay but I think he is northward bound to Celtic and who could blame him for wanting to play regular football at his age? He won't get that at Arsenal.
I've seen Phil Jagielka's name bandied about quite a bit. Whether there is substance to that I don't know.
Do I want Jagielka at Arsenal? He's steady and can play in a couple of positions so as a squad player maybe but not as a regular. Do we need another squad player though?
I happen to think that Koscielny will begin as a squad player. Rumours he will be given the number six shirt mean nothing to me.
What good is a shirt number these days? It doesn't reflect the starting eleven.
If my theory is true, and Laurent doesn't begin as a regular, then it means we need a starting partner to Thomas Vermaelen.
I've suggested that Johan Djourou will be that man. Others have rubbished my claims.
Whatever the case, Vermaelen will be number one choice next season and he needs a partner.
My money is on Djourou with Koscielny as back-up.
Unless Wenger signs another centre-back and blows that theory out of the water!
Keep it Goonerish............