The Gunners could’ve re-signed their one-time skipper for £27m, but waived the right, clearing his path to west London.
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The numbers don’t lie and Mesut Ozil’s return should sugar the pill further.
Unfortunately for Gooners craving new arrivals, none of the triptych are Emirates-bound.
The Blues are looking to hijack their cross-capital foes’ bid for the one man who would complete their lightweight middle band.
The Gunners are set to fork out £6m to snare the Greek international, but what are they getting for the money?
A visit to the archives suggests that the Chilean has always needed a serious stoking to build up steam.
Elsewhere Angel Di Maria’s destination has changed while Atletico Madrid offer some Reus real talk.
Senor Fabregas melted Premier League watchers’ hearts on his return to England and tends to start seasons very well.