Rub your eyes, Arsenal fans, pinch yourself and splash your face with cold water, then read the headline again. Is it still the same? Yes, and it is not April 1st, so what on Earth is going on? Maybe whoever wrote this story originally had shaky hands from the night before, or his dog barked as he was typing and he hit an extra zero, because 100 million euros is silly money for anybody, never mind Remy Cabella.
After Arsenal secured fourth place with the 1-0 win over Newcastle United and a chance of Champions League football next season, Arsene Wenger hailed his "special" players. In particular, he praised their mental strength as they overturned a seven-point gap from Tottenham Hotspur. The resilience showed in the team's performances as they went nine league games unbeaten, and swapped their usual swashbuckling style for a more pragmatic approach.
Most Arsenal fans seem to agree that the Gunners definitely need a top top top striker, a hard defensive midfielder and maybe a new goalkeeper to improve us for next season, but if Wenger finally actually manages to get rid of most of our deadwood this summer then we may need more than a few players to make up the numbers of squad players.
So we now face the final game of the season, and Arsene Wenger knows that Arsenal simply need to win at Newcastle to confirm our place in the Top Four for the 17th season in a row. But which team is Wenger going to pick?
There are certain to be changes from last week's nervous home win over Wigan, as the Spaniard Mikel Arteta is nigh on a certain casualty.
Arsene Wenger has not announced his Arsenal team sheet for the crucial last game of the season yet, but it does no take a genius to work out that Olivier Giroud will come straight back into the starting XI to face Newcastle United. The big French international was sent off against Fulham and the FA rejected the Gunners appeal, even though it was clear from the replays that he had got the ball and slipped.
Arsene Wenger must be fairly confident that he will have no problem holding on to his best Arsenal players this summer. Despite being stung in the past, he seems to be secure in the belief that the Arsenal board will not be tempted to accept a good offer for one of the stars at the Emirates.
Even so, I am not sure it is such a good idea to remind potential suitors just how good Santi Cazorla has been for the Gunners this season.
The latest player to be linked with Arsenal is Fiorentina's Spanish midfielder Borja Valero. Valero is said to be waiting to see if Arsenal or Tottenham will win the last Champions League spot before making a decision on which club he will join, according to Marca.
Arsene Wenger is wanting to strengthen his midfield this summer along with most other areas of the team and he believes Borja Valero would fit in with the players already at the club.
Sharing is caring; Arsenal's high scoring forwards by DG
If I were to ask you which Premier League team has four players that have scored more than 10 league goals this season, which would you guess? Man Utd only have two – RVP and Rooney. Man City? Two – Dzeko and Aguero. Chelsea actually manage three, but only if we include Demba Ba's goals for Newcastle in the first half of the season.
I know that the title of this article sounds obvious, but there were rumours yesterday that Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla could be one of the first targets for the new manager at Manchester City, assuming that the rumours are true and it is going to be Manuel Pellegrini from Malaga.
Pellegrini clearly did not want to sell Cazorla to Arsenal last summer, but the financial starits that Malaga were in left him no choice.
Arsene Wenger has a few decisions to make in his selection for the Arsenal team that travels north to St. James' Park on Sunday in the hope of beating Newcastle United and ensuring a top four finish, at least. The Prof will not want to change too much with the Gunners being on a fabulous run, especially with last night's goal-fest against Wigan.
When most of London was expecting Wigan to pull off another one of their dramatic last gasp escapes from the clutches of relegation, Arsene Wenger's men destroyed any such Latics dreams in an inspired 2nd half display at the Emirates. At the end of the night Roberto Martinez's men became the first team to be relegated from the EPL after winning the FA Cup.
This was always going to be ab open and exciting game, with Arsenal and Wigan needing to win for different reasons. Arsene Wenger made just one change, with Gibbs coming in for Monreal and the young England international did brilliantly against one of Wigan's main threats Callum Mcmanaman.
Arsenal made a great start and looked like they were going to blow Wigan out of the water.
This is the big one for Arsenal. After Newcastle United won at the weekend, they are safe from relegation, while Wigan have to win both of their remaining games to stand any chance of being in the Premier League next season. So both teams absolutely must win at the Emirates tonight.
It will be a test of nerve as well as ability, which Arsenal have shown a lot of since losing the North London derby over two months ago.
As the season comes to a close, I feel it may be time to give your Arsenal player ratings for the season (I don't want to think about tomorrow's game to be honest!) It's been a funny old season, with some players starting poorly and improving, some just not performing and some playing very well. Others have been wildly inconsistent.
Are any Arsenal players good enough to interest another big club? by FD
All the transfer talk at the moment is about the potential players Arsenal are looking to bring in over the summer. It seems as though there's hardly a prospect we haven't been linked with. That's all well and good – it's refreshing to be considered as one of the poachers for a change, rather than having to play our usual game-keeping role.
There was a great deal of concern among Arsenal fans at the start of the season, and it was perfectly undertandable after losing Robin van Persie to Manchester United. The Dutch striker had scored 37 goals in the previous season and that is a big hole to fill. However, those fears have been allayed somewhat over the course of the season, with Theo Walcott scoring on Saturday bringing up the club's milestone of 100 and his own personal one of 20 goals this season.
It appears that Arsene Wenger is looking to La Liga in Spain again for new additions to the Arsenal squad this summer. You can hardly blame him, because his two most recent signings, Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal, have both been from the Spanish league and they have both fitted in very well at the Emirates.
It was not too long ago that a lot of Arsenal fans thought that the inclusion of Aaron Ramsey in the Gunners starting line up was a bizarre form of torture inflicted on us by Arsene Wenger for some reason. It was also a clear sign, for some, that Arsenal were not going to win the game and was further proof of the French manager's decline into senility.
Arsenal are apparently preparing an early summer bid for Wigan midfielder James McCarthy. The young midfielder has been in good form this season and continued to grow as a player as he has done since his arrival at Wigan.
He was the subject of bids from many top English clubs when he was younger but he chose to move to Wigan in the hope that he wouldn't be left in the reserves until his early 20′s.
Arsenal have got one more game to go without the big front man Olivier Giroud. The French international will be available to play in the last game of the season against Newcastle United at St. James' Park, or whatever the hell it is called these days. It is as inevitable as death and taxes that Giroud will come straight back into the starting line up, because we have seen how much the Gunners have become set up to playing off him.
Arsenal may have gone into this game thinking that their north London rivals had dropped points and left the way clear for a top four finish, because the spuds' game kicked off half an hour late. Maddeningly, though, Gareth Bale rescued his average team again with a late winner out of nothing. Whether the Arsenal players knew this or not is unclear, but we started with purpose and got ahead straight away.
The Gunners midfielder Santi Cazorla has been an excellent acquisition for Arsenal this season, and has been arguably our most consistent performer, not to mention the crucial goals he has scored when called upon.
The Spaniard himself thinks that the inconsistency in the first half of the season is the reason we are so far behind Manchester United in the Premiership, but is convinced that next season Arsenal will hit the ground running.
Three stars who've shone for Arsenal this season by FD
With all the talk of transfers and who's likely to be joining the club this summer, it's worth just reflecting on the players who've contributed the most to Arsenal's current season. Of course, the next few matches will ultimately decide whether we can salvage some degree of success from another trophy-less campaign, but regardless of where we finish in the league, I believe there are a few players who can hold their heads high and be satisfied with how they've performed.
Santi Cazorla was talking just the other day about Arsenal and the inconsistent first half of the season. The Spanish international believes a lot of it was due to the fact that the team were gelling together with a new system, players coming back from injury, three new players and two of the stalwarts gone.
Earlier in the season, when Arsenal were negotiating with Theo Walcott and his representatives about a new contract, we kept hearing that it was not about money, although he did manage to get a nice wage increase. Arsene Wenger and Walcott both said that some of the talk was about the England international's desire to play as a centre forward.
A tactic the boss seems to be using increasingly over recent weeks is playing Santi Cazorla wide left. When Cazorla first signed for Arsenal I didn't expect him to play through the middle as often as he did during the first half of the season.
Santi Cazorla has been one of Arsenal's most consistent players this season, but the Spanish international knows that the team as a whole has not been nearly consistent enough this season. The talented midfielder attributes that to the team getting used to each other early in the season and is sure we will do a lot better next time.
This weekend's game is certainly our toughest fixture in the run in to the end of the season and it comes against already crowned Premier League champions Manchester United. Arsenal will welcome back former captain Robin Van Persie, and although it's important not to focus on RVP for this game, no doubt that will be the main talking point.
Things are getting very tight at the top of the Premier League. Arsenal have got four games left to ensure a top four finish and qualification for the Champions League next season. Arsene Wenger was dealt a blow yesterday when the FA deemed the red card and three match ban for Olivier Giroud would stand, leaving the professor with a tough decision to make.
Any Gooner who watched Arsenal struggle against 10 man Fulham at Craven Cottage may be surprised at the staistics, especially the one that shows that the Gunners registered an astonishing 90 percent pass success rate, with 84 percent of their final third passes finding the target as well. Arsenal also made nearly three times as many passes as Fulham in the game.
It may seem strange that Arsenal are being linked with a player who failed to impress at West Brom, but the Spanish midfielder Borja Valero has been a key figure in the success of the Serie A club Fiorentina this season. The 28-year old joined the Italian club from Villareal in the summer and has been a fixture in the Fiorentina side, scoring twice and setting up 10 goals in their race to qualify for the Champions League.
There are always bones of contention when the PFA announces it's shortlist for the Player of the Season award and this year is no different. Not one Arsenal player made the list, despite statistics showing that the Gunners have had some high performances this season. The one Arsenal player that should feel the most disappointed not to have made the list is the little Spanish magician Santi Cazorla.
Judging by lots of previous comments, there are a lot of Arsenal fans who will be glad that Olivier Giroud was sent off for a lunging tackle against Manolev of Fulham. If Arsenal do not appeal the decision, or lose an appeal, then the big Frenchman will miss the next three games at a vitally important time.
This is an absolutely must win game against a Fulham side we have failed to beat in the last four meetings. There is no reason that the Gunners should not break that unwanted record today and claim an important three points in the race for a top four finish in the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger has decided to rest Kieran Gibbs and Jack Wilshere, with Nacho Monreal and Tomas Rosicky coming in to the starting line up.
Fulham vs Arsenal preview, predicted line up and score prediction by KJ
Arsenal had been in a very rich vein of form recently until they ended a good run with a stalemate against Everton on Tuesday. It wasn't a bad result, but a top team should be winning that match and cementing their authority on 3rd.
With the departure of Robin van Persie from Arsenal last summer, there was understandable concern from the fans about where the goals were going to come from. That worry has reared it's head at times throughout the season and no single player has taken up the baton from the Dutchman, but the Gunners have scored plenty of goals and they have been shared around the team much more.
Wojciech Szczesny can probably not believe his luck, while you have to feel sorry for his main rival for the number one shirt at Arsenal. Lukasz Fabianski has cracked a rib, which has put a stop to his run of games in which he was finally shaking off his unfortunate nickname of flappy-handski. After being on the sidelines for so long, Fabianski stepped up brilliantly after Szczesny was dropped for the Bayern Munich match.
Podolski has had a rather mixed season, he started well but has been dropped to the bench lately as a result of Aaron Ramsey´s recent run of form meaning Carzola has been pushed wide. He has been deployed as a winger in everyone of our games except the one against Sunderland where he was largely ineffective.
The summer transfer window does not open for a good few weeks yet, and the players that Arsenal are seriously targeting may be different depending on whether we finish in the Champions League or Europa League places, but you can bet that Arsene Wenger, his scouts and the backroom staff are working on the signings that they want to make.
There are few things more likely to cause an argument between a group of Arsenal fans than the subject of Aaron Ramsey. The Welsh international midfielder could build a roof with all the slating he has had over the past two seasons, but he has been voted as the Man of the Match on the official Arsenal website in the last two games and may finally be back to the player he was before his terrible leg break injury.