In more saga news in one of, if not the, most over the top transfer window in the history of football - Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose has revealed in an interview that he would consider leaving the club and is looking to play "up North" before he ends his career.
The 25-year-old said: "I'm really excited".
He also indicated that he would have wished to give Rafa Benitez more funds to strengthen his squad ahead of the season as they seek to retain their status in the Premier League but at present must spend within Newcastle's means.
Tottenham refused to disclose whether Rose has been disciplined, declaring it a "private matter".
"Danny apologised to the club, chairman, manager, team-mates and fans".
Pochettino, though, retains full faith in those already at his disposal and says he would rather triumph through careful tinkering than by attempting to buy success.
"We will sign players we believe can help us to challenge for the things we want to challenge for".
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Wenger also dismissed Chelsea's reported interest in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, saying he is still firmly in his first-team plans. Arsenal reacted well and started to box Leicester in, Welbeck seeing a shot blocked before he dallied on a later effort.
"The player is calm and we are calm. Now we move on", he added.
The gaffer: Mauricio Pochettino - In his three years at White Hart Lane, Pochettino has turned Tottenham Hotspur into genuine title challengers.
Spurs waited until the final day of the window previous year to make their biggest signing of the summer in Moussa Sissoko, a move that would eventually be regarded as one of the worst deals of the season after the Frenchman flopped in north London.
Mauricio Pochettino has joked that Harry Kane is tiring of being hailed as one of the best strikers in the world by his Tottenham boss.
"Since January he's been working hard to fix his problem and our medical staff are working hard with him".
"Of course [he has a future at Tottenham]". Nothing has changed over my perception of him. That situation killed me!
The Argentine also admitted that Spurs are trying to recruit a specific player profile, which is proving tricky to come by, but has assured fans that new signings, at some stage this summer, are on their way. If you remember five years ago, people said 'who is Pochettino?' I'm sure they used Chrome or Google or Yahoo to find out!
"I don't understand why now it's a big issue when before it wasn't". The team is ready to compete.
Players like Harry Kane and Dele Alli may not stay at the club if they do not win a major piece of silverware soon, so Spurs need to stop challenging for titles and instead start winning them.