It feels as if the Arsenal board are preparing the ground to announce a new contract for Arsene Wenger.
Stories are emerging about the manager's desire to stay, along with reports of huge "war chests" and a summer transfer revolution. It's typically conservative stuff from a club that have become scared by a fear of the unknown.
The board are partly hoping to capitalise on the culture of fear that surrounds replacing the manager. The example of David Moyes succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson...
As the furore over Arsene Wenger's immediate future continues to bubble away, it's fair to say that the loyalties of the Arsenal fanbase have been split right down the middle.
We've already seen mass protests staged outside the Emirates and banners flown overhead, but one fan has now produced the incredibly passionate plea that might just swing the whole thing in favour of the 'Wenger Out' crowd.
It was supposed to be about results. At least, Arsene Wenger always insisted it was. But if the Arsenal manager signs a new contract extension at this point, he will have to admit that this season-long saga of speculation and hesitation has been one long unnecessary drama.
Ever since last August, the Arsenal boss has claimed his future at the club depended on how well the team did on the pitch this season. It was as if he was giving himself an ultimatum: Deliver the performances and trophies that...
While all the focus remains firmly on Arsene Wenger as the "Will he? Won't he? He probably will. Any day now, just waiting for the right time!" fiasco continues over his contract, the point is rarely made that the Arsenal manager, despite how powerful he is, has not offered himself a new deal.
It has been presented with the approval of majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis. Both of whom have remained very much in the shadows as the tumult that envelopes the club grows.