Paul Merson is a former Arsenal player.
Tottenham Hotspur lost 2-1 at Chelsea this evening.
Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic will face Scottish Premiership rivals Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday.
Whelan reserved special comments for one Whites star in particular.
The Kenyan midfielder summed up the mood in the camp with this picture.
The Magpies are currently at the top of the Championship table.
Rangers beat Partick Thistle 2-1 away from home this afternoon.
Aston Villa beat Cardiff City 3-1 at Villa Park this afternoon.
West Ham United lost to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend and will face Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday.
Barcelona and Celtic recently faced each other at Celtic Park in the Champions League.
Everton reportedly scouted Torino duo Andrea Belotti and Daniele Baselli on Sunday.
Gayle's goal-a-game record puts him in good position for breaking a second tier record.
It is nearly 10 months since Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic squared up to contest the first big title of the season, in the considerably warmer surroundings of Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.