Short’s Gunner be working late

There’s dedication to the cause, and then there’s Stephen Short. Simpson Thacher’s London acquisition finance geezer recently spent 14 days thinking about one thing, and one thing only – Arsenal’s Champion’s League return game against Real Madrid.

Short travelled to the Bernabeu for the first leg, witnessing Thierry Henry’s superb individual strike first hand. Tulkinghorn hears that the tension over whether the Gunners would make it into the quarter-finals may have been too high for him to focus on anything as mundane as legal work. Presumably he’s been swamped catching up ever since…