The Premier League in 2017 is many things but it is not a respecter of reputations. It is not romantic, not sentimental and it moves faster than anyone realises.
Arsene Wenger was trying and failing to persuade his best player to sign a new deal at Arsenal. The same situation Wenger is in now, trying to cling onto Alexis Sanchez, and signing Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon, he went through five years ago. Then, with Robin van Persie threatening to run down the