Another day, another load of nonsense to deal with.
Wednesdays are, normally, quite quiet regardless of the situation if Arsenal don’t have a game. Post-defeat they are deathly still.
Some news did, however, manage to make it out and we caught what we could of it.
Tafari Moore will spend next season on loan with FC Utrecht although it seems as if that he will start with their youth team rather than their seniors.
Alex Iwobi looks like he will be missing the next few weeks as scan results showed a more serious problem for his thigh than was first suspected.
Josephine Henning is guaranteed at least a silver medal with Germany despite spending the majority of the tournament on the bench. They will face Sweden, who beat Brazil on penalties, in the final.
Serge Gnabry, who should start for Germany in the men’s semi on Wednesday night, should also sign a new deal when he returns from Rio with the renewal said to be a ‘formality’.
Per has said what an honour it is to be captain, Ryan Huddart shipped four (including an own goal) for Eastleigh and Ainsley Maitland-Niles is hoping to challenge for the first team this season. If his mum lets him. Obviously.
Gossip-wise, there wasn’t much, with most of it centring around Shkodran Mustafi who may or may not be coming (we’re digging into the latest updates and will have a comprehensive report in the morning). Other players linked include Omer Toprak but Bruno Peres can be removed from this list after he signed for Roma.
There were more reports of a €16m bid for Mario Lemina, but that isn’t all it seems as we explain here and a few other players that we were linked to that we are currently working through.
Those updates will be ready in the morning so be sure to check back first thing when we will also have reports on how Gnabry got on in Rio, as well as Wojciech Szczesny against Roma in their Champions League qualifier first leg and Dan Crowley in Oxford’s game at Fleetwood.