On Friday, we beat the MLS All-Stars, Wenger confirmed we’d be signing a new attacking option and we dug into the latest with the Mahrez and Mustafi rumours.
Firstly, if you live in the UK and don’t summer with insomnia, you may not have been the Arsenal v MLS All-Stars result. We won 2-1, by the way, with Xhaka and Holding doing well, although we learned we’re still a little rusty.
Wenger acknowledged that it was a difficult win but hailed our new signings’ performances, given that we’re training hard. He also confirmed that we will be making a new attacking signing but bemoaned ‘scary’ transfer dealings.
The Ox pointed out that the event was bigger than he anticipated.
Holding admitted that he’d been nervous before the match while Cech urged our centre-backs to step up in order to fill in the injured Per Mertesackers – rather large – shoes. Coquelin scared everyone by saying he was training at centre-back, leading everyone to think we’ve already found Per’s temporary replacement.
Eddie Howe was meanwhile linked with the Arsenal job once Wenger leaves; Higuain explained why he left Napoli was Juventus; Zinedine Zidane said that Real Madrid forward, Jese, could leave after he was linked with a move to Arsenal and Manchester City are reportedly still after Aaron Ramsey.