This Arsenal is rarely seen in the wild anymore, a species endangered to the point that its extinction was suspected. The version of the Gunners that’s creative and competent and even resilient is such a strange sight now that Arsenal fans don’t quite know if they’re dreaming, existing in the throes of a fugue state or merely seeing some kind of misery-induced apparition. Should have been more comfortable, perhaps, save for serial interventions by Chelsea’s goal post and Gary Cahill.
If Vinicius Junior can become half the player at Real Madrid that Neymar has lived up to be at Barcelona, Los Blancos will be pretty pleased. Real closed the deal for the 16-year-old Brazilian this week, but there were several other lucrative offers on the table, according to the player’s agent, Frederico Pena. “If anybody gets criticised it is Real Madrid, for the risk they have taken, but they are sure that it will work.
Christian Pulisic won the decisive penalty kick as Borussia Dortmund won its fourth German Cup final with a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Pulisic subbed into the match to earn a foul off the keeper, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted