ALEXIS SANCHEZ: If Per Mertesacker says Arsenal’s best player is staying, that’s good enough for me.

MBAPPE will be the highest-paid teenager in world football after getting a pay rise from Monaco that bumps him up to £100,000 a week.

AUBAMEYANG is an exciting 27-year-old goalscorer who might be an instant success here. But only in the right team.Dortmund want £65m for him. The club likes to keep ticket prices down and that cash would help to pay their wage bill.

Although Auba has been linked with Chelsea, Conte is said to want Alvaro Morata, a more conventional centre forward who could link well with Hazard, as Diego Costa did.

IVAN PERISIC, the left footed Croatian who excited me last summer, seems to be on his way from Inter Milan to Man United.

At Old Trafford, Perisic could become a big star like Modric and Rakitic.

Good news for Gooners next month: the launch of an authoritative new magazine containing previews, interviews and match reports on the Europa League.

It’s called When Thursday Comes. I can’t wait to read the first issue.