I always thought it would be a difficult ask to prize Odegaard away from Madrid because, well, they're Real Madrid and we don't even have European football to offer
What's another few hundred million to the sort of people who have so much money that the concept is now essentially abstract?
Is this another one we will rue getting away or a sign that Arsenal are finally wising up to the market?
Who stays and who goes? We run the rule over the current Arsenal squad
Alas, that a late, late flurry from West Ham should deny us a dramatic last day shoot-out.
While our own season may be something of a smouldering ruin, there is life enough left in it that we might be able to cause problems for others
We can argue for days and days about this missed chance, that missed chance or whether we got what we deserved from this game of that. It doesn't matter.
If, at the start of this campaign, we were told we'd concede fewer goals and win more games this year than last, who wouldn't have been delighted?
Arsenal were dumped out of the Europa League and deservedly so. To think it was at the hands of Unai Emery, the man who wasn't good enough to avoid the sack, adds a layer of irony that twists the knife in our guts.
In no uncertain terms, the club's season very much rests on the Europa League and anything but success would spell trouble both in the short and possibly long term too.