Arsenal look on the face of it to have done most of their transfer window business by this stage after a busy start with five new names coming in earlier in the summer.
New Gunners boss Unai Emery has overseen signings of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi to give a much fresher look to a squad that needed a few big changes.
It could perhaps be slightly wishful thinking to expect more from Arsenal at this stage, though Emery himself has not ruled it out.
‘I am telling you that we’re speaking inside and we are okay. There is only a possibility that we sign someone if it’s a good opportunity,’ he is quoted by the Metro when asked about any potential late moves.
So here’s a look at two realistic signings the club could make before the deadline, as well as three names who may be heading for the Emirates Stadium exit door…
IN – Steven N’Zonzi
Linked as a £25million target for Arsenal by the Daily Mail, the Sevilla midfielder seems ideal for the north London giants’ needs right now.
The France international, a World Cup winner with Les Bleus this summer, would be a major upgrade on the likes of Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny in midfield, and would make a fine, experienced partner to go alongside the youthful Torreira.
If N’Zonzi really is going for such a low fee, it’s remarkable he hasn’t already been snapped up this summer, so Emery would do very well here to get this raid on his old club done in the coming days.
IN – Lucas Vazquez
Linked as a £35m target for Arsenal by Don Balon, Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez could certainly do a job out wide for the club this season.
The Spaniard has pace, skill and an eye for goal that would surely make him a significant upgrade on the likes of Danny Welbeck and Alex Iwobi out wide.
Still, with Real selling Cristiano Ronaldo this summer and yet to bring in a replacement, they may be reluctant to let another attacker go, even if Vazquez has largely been a squad player at the Bernabeu.