Before Wales flew to Rome for Saturday's Six Nations game against Italy they were questioned over the position regarding a player who is not in the starting line-up, the squad captain, Sam Warburton.
It had promised, on at least one level, to be the classic confrontation of master against apprentice.
For Arsenal, who were made to seem no more than a mild irritation at times by a brilliantly well-grooved Bayern Munich, it could have been much worse.
Manchester City's Vincent Kompany is set to return for Sunday's league visit of Chelsea.
There is no reason not to see this play.
Fiorentina have said they would be interested in signing forward Fabio Borini from Liverpool, but doubt the Merseysiders would allow him to leave.
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