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?
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?
In the end, it turned out to be one of Arsenal's best performances of the season. No ifs, no buts, they were excellent from start to finish and were full value for the win.
VAR calls happen with such frequency now that scoring a goal is essentially a 50/50 for this team. Once the ball crosses the line, it's anyone's guess as to whether it will be allowed.
As fans, we have a certain amount of responsibility as custodians of the club, to ensure it reflects and respects its history, its foundations and its community.
It is Jack and the Beanstalk brought to life; the priceless Arsenal cow long nurtured traded for the magic beans of the European Super League. At least Jack ended up with a beanstalk and an adventure...