The international break bored us all stupid but it gave us a chance to focus on other things and, as a result, there might have been some stories you missed. Here are 10 of them, only one of which has anything to do with Saturday’s debacle.
Arsenal set to lose 3-4 players to AFCON next season
Arsenal are set to lose three or more players in the middle of next season after their countries qualified for the next Africa Cup of Nations this week.
Arsenal loan defender Harry Clarke picks up minor injury
Arsenal loan defender Harry Clarke picked up another minor injury ahead of Oldham Athletic’s match against Exeter City on Tuesday.
Mikel Arteta has lost as many as Unai Emery but in fewer games
Arsenal’s defeat against Olympiacos in their second leg in the Europa League was Mikel Arteta’s 20th defeat as Arsenal manager, the same number that earned Unai Emery the sack after 78 games. The game against Liverpool saw Arteta move to 21 defeats in 74.
Bukayo Saka’s value rockets by £18m
Bukayo Saka has become one of the hottest young names in football but what is the Arsenal kid now worth? A lot more than at the start of the season, that’s for sure.
Ben Sheaf picks up hip injury as manager confirms a period out
Ben Sheaf picked up a hip problem playing for the Coventry City’s u23s last week, to compound his recent struggles on loan.
Arsenal campaign to Stop Online Abuse
Arsenal have thrown their weight behind a campaign to try and tackle the issue of online abuse that targets and harms so many people. The move came after Thierry Henry announced he was leaving social media until companies did more to stop online abuse.
Lucas Torreira’s mother died from Covid and he wants to leave Europe
Craig Gordon: Kieran Tierney is world class thanks to Arsenal
Scotland goalkeeper Craig Gordon believes Kieran Tierney now qualifies as world class, and he credits Arsenal with aiding the left-back’s development. Hopefully Tierney’s knee injury isn’t as bad as his facial expression led us to believe.
Mikel Arteta gave an update on Alexandre Lacazette contract situation
Mikel Arteta insists Alexandre Lacazette’s situation will be addressed in the summer, even though he’s happy with the striker right now but it does seem like he will be heading for the door when the season ends.
Papers laugh at Arsene Wenger while Gareth Southgate backs his plans
Arsene Wenger made some suggestions about how to fix the football calendar, the journalists laughed at him because they didn’t bother actually reading what he said and then Gareth Southgate said Wenger’s ideas were good and they all shut up.