The little Croatian finally lands up in the Bernabeu after Daniel Levy made life miserable for Florentino Perez. He could not have arrived sooner to help reverse Real's faltering start to the Liga.
Spurs have tabled a bid for Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila who most Arsenal fans have included in their fantasy team but the money offered is supposed to be a wee short of club expectations. Contrary to rumours, Arsenal have not made any inquiries of M'Vila's availability although some other Premiership sides have.
Just a gut feeling, Wenger's next purchases will be a hair trigger away from the midnight expiry of transfer deadline and it will involve Premiership players.