It's been a hectic summer for Arsenal fans, all of whom are keen to see their club make the right moves in the transfer market to ensure the club challenges for a top 4 place next season.
And although the club have made just one signing so far - Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteniner on a free transfer - the Gunners have still been busy, announcing on Friday that midfielder Granit Xhaka has signed a new long-term contract with the club.
But instead of simply being happy to accept the good news, the announcement of Xhaka's new deal has gotten the Arsenal rumour mill spinning, with theories emerging on Twitter that new signings could be soon to follow.
A number of fans pointed out that members of Arsenal's hierarchy must have travelled to Russia to finalise Xhaka's contract, as the midfielder was photographed wearing Swiss national team shorts with his Arsenal shirt.
So Xhaka's contract & photos were done at the Swiss camp, meaning the Arsenal team are out there...— Dean (@ArsenalNexus) June 15, 2018
Arsenal are reportedly close to sealing a deal for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, who is currently at the World Cup as part of the Uruguay squad.
The 22-year-old made his World Cup bow when he appeared as a late substitute in La Celeste's narrow win over Egypt on Friday, making only his fourth appearance for the national side.
Although Xhaka has struggled at times during his first couple of seasons in north London, Gunners fans are confident that the signing of Torreira will unlock the Swiss midfielder's potential and he will grow to play a more influential part in the side's future success.
Wrighty spent 3 days talking about how the signing of Torreira spells the end of Xhaka at Arsenal.— Rohan (@Rohirrim_94) June 15, 2018
And Arsenal announced a contract extension during a world cup game.
It will be interesting to see how he’s used if he does come to Arsenal. I can see his skill set complimenting Xhaka, who can provide the wide passing range. But Torreira also looks like a genuine DM who could play next to someone like Ramsey as well.— Oscar (@Reunewal) June 15, 2018
Xhaka has made 94 appearances for Arsenal since joining the club from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016 for £35m.
He has also made 61 appearances for Switzerland since making his international debut in 2011 and has become a key part of Vladimir Petkovic's plans in the national side.