Young Samir is quoted as saying “I’m very happy to become an Arsenal player, it means such a lot to me. This is a very important step in my life as a football player because Arsenal is a massive club. I really hope everything will go well for me here. I will my best for Arsenal and its fans and I am honoured to be part of such a great football club.” – nothing earth shattering there then.

We now wait to see who will be going out of the door – Ade? – Hleb? – both? – I must say it’s looking increasingly on the cards.