Young, fit, muscular men with masks, gumshields and telescopic truncheons, the Russian “elite ultras” attacked not just with drunken gusto but with well-honed, premeditated viciousness.
Part of the fascination of Wenger’s Arsenal is the way an institution can come to resemble a dominant person, with the same blind spots and omissions.
The rumoured meeting between the Big Five clubs risks creating an unfair Premiere League.
After a day of glazed electioneering, Gianni Infantino has been elected. Arguably, this does count as progress.