Nobody seems to know whether Aaron Ramsey will stay at the club. But his efforts, unfortunately, were not enough to take his side to a win as Ruben Loftus-Cheek missed his kick from the spot in the penalty shootouts, giving Arsenal the victory.
"It's one question for the club and another for the player".
The 27-year-old Welsh midfielder has entered the final year of his present deal in north London meaning he's free to speak with other clubs from next January.
Ramsey missed the 1-1 draw with Chelsea in Dublin on Wednesday because of a minor calf problem, but a bigger concern is that he has yet to commit his future to the club despite having entered the past year of his contract.
But has Sarri been given enough time to impose his methods on Conte's squad and turn Chelsea into a Premier League version of his Napoli team?
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"So his options are not purely limited to the Premier League".
"I am telling you that we're speaking inside and we are OK".
"I can't wait to learn from him".
I have a feeling that Emery is set to make Lichsteiner his first choice for right-back and I even think he will be one of his "five captains".
Emery is also waiting to hear the severity of Sead Kolasinac's injury after the Bosnian limped out of the game.
"We are very happy".
Wednesday's International Champions Cup win against Chelsea in Dublin - albeit after a penalty shootout - was another reason to be cheerful for Arsenal's supporters heading into the new campaign, who will know that the club and team will need all of the positivity they can muster ahead of a crucial season for the club. The performance tonight was good and to find our best preparation for the start of the competition.