There’s a whole lot going on at Arsenal today and not very much at all, so let’s take a look at the top five stories so far.
1Mikel Ateta says his goodbyes at Manchester City
According to David Ornstein, Mikel Arteta has said his goodbyes at Manchester City and it was an emotional affair after being there for three-and-a-half years.
A removals van was also reportedly seen outside his house as he wastes no time getting back to London.
2Arsenal set to announce Arteta on Friday
David Ornstein also revealed more about Arsenal’s intentions for unveiling their new head coach which seems like it will be happening on Friday. Arsenal do love a Friday announcement.
3Freddie set to stay alongside Mikel
One of the big concerns many Arsenal fans had was ‘what would happen to Freddie Ljungberg when a new guy came in’ but it seems as if the club are going to do the right thing and keep him on. Had Arsenal opted for a bigger-named manager, say a Max Allegri, that would have been very unlikely.
4China won’t shut up about Mesut Ozil
China have now pressured Pro Evolution Soccer into removing Mesut Ozil from their 2020 in China. I’ve a more detailed article written about this that you can read here.
5Arsenal goalkeeper saves penalty
As there isn’t much else going on in Arsenal land that isn’t Mikel Arteta or Mesut Ozil related, that gives me a chance to point out that an Arsenal goalkeeper saved a penalty this week. For real. And he’s only 16.