It’s pretty quiet out there in Arsenal land, so here is a selection of the stories that caught my eye as I made my way around the media this morning.

Seeing red

Arsene Wenger sent off by Jon Moss
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 22: Referee Jonathan Moss orders Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal to leave from the touchline during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium on January 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Managers will receive yellow and red cards from next season, but only in the EFL and FA Cups. [Various]

Meyer to Palace

GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - MARCH 03: Max Meyer of Schalke looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and Hertha BSC at Veltins-Arena on March 3, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – MARCH 03: Max Meyer of Schalke looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and Hertha BSC at Veltins-Arena on March 3, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace are on the verge of agreeing a deal with Max Meyer that would see the 22-year-old sign for Roy Hodgson. [Guardian]

GonzGo

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JUNE 26: Gonzalo Higuain #9 of Argentina reacts after missing a scoring chance against Chile during the Copa America Centenario Championship match at MetLife Stadium on June 26, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Gonzalo Higuain is off on loan to AC Milan as part of a deal that will see Leonardo Bonucci return to Juventus with Mattia Caldar going the other way. [Guardian]

Cry me a river

HULL, ENGLAND – MAY 21: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and Tottenham Hotspur at the KC Stadium on May 21, 2017 in Hull, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino has been crying about the transfer window closing early, claiming Spurs might not buy any players. They are the only side from the top six yet to purchase a new player this summer. [Guardian]

Evening Standard, 31 July 2018

Stoked

Jack Butland

Stoke City expect Jack Butland to remain at the club next season to play in the Championship. “He’s our player and if he plays in the Championship with us, which we fully expect him to do, I don’t see how that will impinge on his international ambitions,” said manager, Gary Rowett. “We haven’t had an offer which the club feel is financially viable – or I don’t think any strong offer yet.” [Various]

Nothing to see here

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 14: Willian of Chelsea FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on March 14, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
BARCELONA, SPAIN – MARCH 14: Willian of Chelsea FC looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at Camp Nou on March 14, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Willian has failed to turn up to Chelsea training. Expected back at at the club last week, the Brazilian’s passport has reportedly expired, and he has already missed four days of training.

Brazilian passports can only be renewed once they’ve expired, or if the country they are visiting requires a set amount of time remaining on the passport. It takes up to six working days to get a new passport. There is no fast-track system ‘under ordinary circumstances’. Needless to say, some of the tabloids have made this into a story about Willian wanting to leave or secure a new deal at Chelsea. [Various]

Barca man to become Toffee

Barcelona's French defender Lucas Digne, pauses as he speaks during an AFP interview at the FC Barcelona's Joan Gamper Sports Center in Sant Joan Despi, PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images
Barcelona’s French defender Lucas Digne, pauses as he speaks during an AFP interview at the FC Barcelona’s Joan Gamper Sports Center in Sant Joan Despi, PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images

Lucas Digne is on the verge of completing his £18million move to Everton after passing a medical on Monday. The Barcelona left-back is reportedly being brought in as the successor to defender Leighton Baines. The 25-year-old was ready to put pen to paper after agreeing terms with the Goodison side. [Express]

Going Dutch

TELFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Philippe Sandler of Netherlands and Stephy Mavididi of England in a challenge for the ball during the international match between England U20 v Netherlands U20 at New Bucks Head Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Telford, England.
TELFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Philippe Sandler of Netherlands and Stephy Mavididi of England in a challenge for the ball during the international match between England U20 v Netherlands U20 at New Bucks Head Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Telford, England.

Manchester City have bolstered their defensive ranks with the £2.6million signing of 21-year-old Dutch youth international Philippe Sandler from PEC Zwolle. Sandler, a Holland Under-20 international, came through the ranks at Ajax before moving to their Eredivisie rivals. [Telegraph].

Baggies bag assistant

Belgium's assistant coach Thierry Henry (front R) speaks with assistant coach Graeme Jones (L) during a training session of Belgium's national football team at the Guchkovo Stadium in Dedovsk, outside Moscow, on July 8, 2018, ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match against France. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
Belgium’s assistant coach Thierry Henry (front R) speaks with assistant coach Graeme Jones (L) during a training session of Belgium’s national football team at the Guchkovo Stadium in Dedovsk, outside Moscow, on July 8, 2018, ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match against France. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

West Bromwich Albion are to appoint Graeme Jones as Darren Moore’s assistant manager. Jones, who worked under Roberto Martinez at the World Cup finals for Belgium, will take his first day of training with the Sky Bet Championship club on Thursday.[Telegraph]

Not-so-Freeman

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Luke Freeman of QPR tackles with David Davis of Birmingham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City at Loftus Road on April 28, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Luke Freeman of QPR tackles with David Davis of Birmingham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City at Loftus Road on April 28, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)ke

Former Arsenal youngster, Luke Freeman, is likely to leave QPR for 10x what they paid for him just 18 months ago. [Evening Standard]