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With the sale of Alisher Usmanov’s shares to Stan Kroenke, Arsenal entered the world of modern football, but what can Arsenal fans expect?

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke helping to create Tottenham fans

Arsenal fans may not like Stan Kroenke, but it seems we haven’t even had a small taste of the anger he’s capable of inducing, a rage so visceral some people would rather be Spurs fans…

45-minute read: Mesut Ozil – A casualty of a divided world

Anyone with an outward eye doesn't need the vilification and subsequent international retirement of Arsenal's Mesut Ozil to remind them of how polarised opinions have changed our political landscape across the western world.

Mesut Ozil’s reaction to German racism should be applauded

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )
Mesut Ozil has announced that he will no longer play for the German national team, citing racism as the main reason. I look at why he's right to make this massive move.

Long read: Explaining where accusations of England World Cup arrogance come...

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 11: An England fan enjoys the pre match atmosphere during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
After crashing out of the World Cup, England have faced global accusations of arrogance but England fans can't quite grasp why that might be. Let me try to explain it...

Ozil hypocrisy in full swing as football embraces Putin

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Ozil of Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
As Mesut Ozil trudged off the pitch against South Korea, a few fans hurled insults in his direction. He’d just been part of the first ever German team to crash out in the group stages of a World Cup and he knew, if the last few weeks had anything to go by, that his life was about to get worse.

It’s not a problem with women’s voices, it’s a problem with...

Jason Cundy has said ‘sorry’ for being a misogynist live on TV but we are well within our rights to ask is he apologising for his comments or the backlash they caused and why do men just not get the problem?

Podcast: Female pundits show up disgraceful standards of commentary we’ve accepted...

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Alex Scott of Arsenal Ladies during the WSL Continental Cup Final between Arsenal Women and Manchester City Ladies at Adams Park on March 14, 2018 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
It will have escaped nobody’s attention that Alex Scott and Eni Aluko are female pundits offering their opinions at the World Cup. In this mini-pod, Lee Hurley briefly discusses the problems women face in the footballing world while asking why we tolerate the awful standards delivered by male pundits in the game.

Female pundits show up disgraceful standards of commentary we’ve accepted for...

It will have escaped nobody’s attention that Alex Scott and Eni Aluko are female pundits offering their opinions at the World Cup.

Why outrage over Arsenal’s deal with Rwanda but not with Emirates?

There has been a lot of talk over the past week or so about Arsenal’s sleeve sponsorship deal with Rwanda yet the moral outrage from some journalists that greeted news of the arrangement has been conspicuously lacking in relation to deals with the likes of Emirates, Etihad, or Roman Abramovich.

TERFs target Arsenal v Chelsea game: Who are they and why...

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Fran Kirby of Chelsea holds off pressure from Danielle van de Donk of Arsenal during the SSE Women's FA Cup Final match between Arsenal Women and Chelsea Ladies at Wembley Stadium on May 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
TERFs. It’s a word you probably don’t know as it’s not exactly a hot button topic in the world of football, but this weekend they ventured into our universe with a protest of sorts outside the Women’s FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Should Arsenal fans be worried about being funded by Emirates?

In December, Nick Cohen wrote a piece for The Guardian saying football fans should be asking the hard questions about the money behind leading clubs. To do that, let's look at Arsenal's main sponsor, Emirates.

Deep dive – Kroenke & Usmanov: The men behind the names

Who are they really and what do they want for Arsenal?

Caviar & Sausage Issue 2: Last Christmas? Bumper edition with Arsenal...

After the success of Issue 1, we are delighted to bring you an even bigger and better Issue 2. Featuring over 30 articles and containing...

Review: You’ll love it, even if you weren’t alive in ’89

On Wednesday evening I had the chance to attend the premiere of Universal Studio's new movie "89" about the title win at Anfield that year.

Fighting homophobia in football

A recent report from the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has further highlighted the problem of homophobia in sport and has made suggestions on how governing bodies can take a zero tolerance approach.

Fighting homophobia in football

A recent report from the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has further highlighted the problem of homophobia in sport and has made suggestions on how governing bodies can take a zero tolerance approach.

Football abuse stories show how we treat male and female victims...

Why do we treat men and women so differently when it comes to reports of sexual abuse?

A Londoner’s guide to the less obvious perks of going to...

Going to Paris on your own or with just a couple of you? Don’t fancy getting bevvied up with the away fans? Having just been to Paris a month or so ago, I thought of some things to check out that might not make it to a tour guide or on a fan’s itinerary.

Football Isn’t Life or Death

I’ve had the pleasure of being able to write for Daily Cannon since April 2011. Having an opinion is one thing, but being able to...

Seven signs you're an Arsenal addict

Being a football supporter is rarely a rational thing, but for some it's more serious than for others. Is that you?

My first game: Arsenal lose, beer wins

Yes. I saw my Arsenal live for the first time ever. And yes, they lost. But, Gooners are the best people out there, and...

Out now: Arsenal’s greatest number 7s book

Seven years ago today I had the crazy idea that I could do a daily Arsenal blog. Starting with in a different guise, the site...

What happens when you fall in love with a Tottenham fan?

by Helen Trantum March 2016. That’s when I sign my life away marry my best friend, the love of my life, my soulmate. There’s just one...

Which foods are better for increased fitness?

by Mark J. Fine Early last week, Manchester City's Sergio Agüero revealed that he saw an Italian nutritionist to help him gain better fitness. Although having...

How to live with a Manchester United fan when you're Arsenal

Just how do you cope living with a Manchester United fan, especially when Arsenal are playing them? Anita Sambol explains all here.

An introduction to health and fitness in the modern era

Ever wanted to totally change your life but don't know where to start? In 2003 I noticed that my life was rapidly changing... My home life...

Five Arsenal fan celebrations we've all witnessed

When a goal goes in, you never know what you're going to get from the people around you. Bet you've seen one of these five...

How to date someone who doesn’t get football

Let's face it. Finding a partner who is as mad about the Arsenal as you are isn't an easy thing to do. Chances are you'll find...

15 gifts for the Arsenal fan in your life this Valentine's...

Having trouble deciding what to get your Arsenal-supporting partner for Valentine’s Day? Look no further, my friend. If you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your other...

Are Arsenal ruining your love life?

Is your love for Arsenal getting in the way of sexy times with the other love interest in your life? IT might be and you don't even know it.

Four things to do when your side has just lost to...

No-one likes losing to Tottenham, but sometimes these things happen and you have to cope the best you can. Here are some tips to help you out.

15 emotions that let you know you're an Arsenal fan

Watching Arsenal can provoke a wide range of contrasting emotions, often all at the same time.

How to build your own Gooner family

Want to know how to build your own Gooner Family? Paul Williams explains how he built his.

Five reasons Goonerettes should stay in the kitchen

A look at some of the accusations levelled at female football fans and the truth behind them.

Why it's time to stop doing this to female football fans

Being a football fan is a hard slog, especially when the men won't take you seriously no matter how much you know.