On Sky, they’re deconstructing Man United’s latest disaster, and Jamie Carragher has said that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t as good a manager as J├╝rgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel. Er, who is? I’m wondering if there’ve ever been so few greats in the game.

On that point, Arsenal also lack reliable scorers. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is getting back to top form, but him aside, only Saka looks especially dangerous in front of goal, and if he’s on the left, he’ll be coming in on his weaker foot. Palace don’t defend that well, though, so there’s that.

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