The Africa Cup of Nations has reached the quarter-final stage.
The temperature is forecast to be well below freezing when the teams kick off on Sunday. But how much that will affect the result is debatable
Earlier this month, Mikel Arteta’s description of Arsenal’s increasingly troubling striker problem was that it was a “really special situation”. Some of the club’s supporters, it is safe to say, would not phrase it quite so diplomatically. Alarm bells are ringing, within the club and on the outside, and as it stands there will be no solutions found in this month’s transfer window.