Arenal are back.
Well, sos ays Mark Irwin in the Sun. Unai Emery has “brought the nastiness” back to the Gunners, he tells his readers. The Gunners are not longer a “soft touch with diminutive midfielders who can be trampled all over”. If size was everything, Manchester untied’s giant would be top of the table. Its isn’t. This we know because the best player on the pitch at the weekend North London derby which Arenal won 4-2 was Lucas Torreira. The 22-year-old from Fray Bentos, Uruguay towers 1.66m in his socks and weighs in at 60kg. In post-Brexit terms, Torreira is 5ft 4 inches high and tips the scales at under nine and a half stones.