So Arsene Wenger has again been linked with Russian forward Andrey Arshavin - breaking his habit of a lifetime by buying a big name player for comparatively big money. At least by Arsenal standards.
If the move goes through - and nothing has been confirmed, it could well be another masterstroke by Le Boss.
Remember, Arshavin had a great run with Zenit St Petersburg in the UEFA Cup last season and his profile grew following some impressive performances during Euro 2008.
But after being linked with and declaring an interest in almost all the major Champions League clubs last summer, Zenit and Arshavin could not find a club willing to buy him.
I have felt that, at the age of 27, if he is as talented as everyone suggests, surely he wuld have been on the radar at an earlier age or been snapped up by another club.
But perhaps he did just fail to capture the eye of world scouts - and after almost six months of frustration, he now has something to prove.
Is he worth the hype and the money? Remember, Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry and Robert Pires all had frustrating times before joining the Gunners. Even Dennis Bergkamp and Kanu had something to prove.
Having seen the video below, I can well understand why Wenger would be intersted in taking him.
Let's just hope he's more Andrey Kanchelskis than Sergey Rebrov!