With Arsenal set to face RC Lens on Friday, there was news and gossip a-plenty floating around on Thursday.

Firstly, annoyingly, we woke up to the new that Mauro Icardi had confirmed he’s staying at Inter Milan, despite the drama his wagent (wife/agent) managed to kick up over the last couple of days. Fortunately for us, Alexis was on hand to deliver a positive message, not including his dogs – for once.

Reports emerged that, apparently Wenger was offered the England job but he turned it down, leaving Sam Allardyce…lol.

Nacho hailed fellow Spaniard, David Villa, ahead of our pre-season clash against the MLS All-Stars; Liverpool have lost another player to injury ahead of their opener against us; Cech prepared to join the team for pre-season; we discovered that – surprise, surprise – Arsenal will travel the most out of any other Premier League team before the season’s even started; Arsenal target Bacca looks set to join West Ham and Xhaka finally showed himself at London Colney.

Meanwhile, the Arsenal players trained ahead of our pre-season match against Lens and we attempted to predict who might take part.

We were linked to Sissoko again but we may have to remortgage the Emirates to buy him; more Higuain drama happened, but not really; Alex Song joined the Russian League; Woj may or may not be signing for Roma in the coming days – who honestly knows at this point – and Wes Morgan told Mahrez to stop listening to all the ‘talk’.