Even before a ball has been kicked in the 2017/18 Premier League season, Chelsea fans are on edge.
Chelsea have already signed Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Alvaro Morata and Willy Caballero this summer. He displayed an impressive performance during the Community Shield and proved that he is worthy of both starting and playing the full 90 minutes of a match. A few days ago, Chelsea's interest was supposedly set to intensify, so now here's the Mirror to reveal the magnitude of our intensification, £35m.
Indeed, Bakayoko looks the strongest signing of the window for Chelsea, although in selling Nemanja Matic to fellow title challengers Manchester United, the improvement to the squad as a whole is marginal.
I do not think we can say the same thing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, though, despite the boss saying a lot of good things about the dynamic England global and despite the fact that he seems to have found a new lease of life as a wing back in Wenger's new three at the back formation.
The versatile star has just one year remaining on his current contract at the Emirates and is still no nearer to agreeing terms over an extension. Thus the temptation exists for Arsenal to sell the player for a sizable fee this year rather than see him depart for nothing in twelve months time.
Oxlade-Chamberlain has one year left on his deal meaning he can leave for nothing at the end of the season.
Chelsea wanting him as a wing-back might be a problem for a move as the player prefers to play in midfield.