The questions came thick and fast, and Arsenal manager Unai Emery had no real answers.
At least he chose not to give any answers.
Could Mesut Ozil have played in the north London derby against Tottenham on Sunday?
“He has backache,” Emery said after Arsenal’s 4-2 win, repeating the club’s press release from earlier that afternoon.
When did he get that injury?
“I don’t know,” Emery replied.