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Angela Merkel defends 'thoughtless' Arsenal and Manchester City stars

ERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Germanys Federal President Joachim Gauck (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel awards Mesut Oezil of the German national football team with the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt for winning the FIFA World Cup 2014 title during the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt Award Ceremony at Schloss Bellevue Palace on November 10, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for the press and public to ‘show more understanding’ over Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan’s meeting with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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.

Rwanda hits back after Arsenal deal criticism

Rwanda have hit back after criticism of their sponsorship deal with Arsenal.

Dutch MPs call for enquiry into Arsenal deal as UK government...

KIGALI, RWANDA - APRIL 07: Rwandan President Paul Kagame addresses the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of his country's genocide at Amahoro Stadium April 7, 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda. Tens of thousands of Rwandans joined with leaders from around the world at the stadium to remember the country's 1994 genocide, when more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutus were slaughtered over a 100 day period. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Dutch MPs have called for an enquiry into Arsenal’s controversial sleeve sponsorship deal with Rwanda, asking how the country, that receives so much in foreign aid, can afford to spend £30m on advertising with the Gunners.

German paper asks if Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan should be...

German newspaper, Morgenpost, have a huge, front page story, asking if Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan should be dropped from the German squad ahead of the World Cup after meeting with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

German FA hit out at Mesut Ozil for being used in...

The German FA have made it known that they are not pleased with Mesut Ozil for posing with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan ‘very happy’ with changing events

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken to Facebook to declare how happy he is with the events taking place in Armenia at present.

Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United lead way on gender pay...

Arsenal, Manchester City, and Manchester United all pay their average female staff more than avergae male members of staff but they are in the minority when it comes to football clubs.

Journalist: 23% gender pay gap at FA no problem as it’s...

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn speaks at a press conference as Gareth Southgate is unveiled as the new England manager at Wembley Stadium on December 1, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Charles Sale, writing in Friday’s Daily Mail, believes the gender pay gap at the FA, which currently stands at 23.2 per cent is not something they should be worried about because it’s less than the 31 per cent at the Lawn Tennis Association. 

ITV presenter ‘ashamed’ of Arsenal fans’ abusive chants

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Robert Peston speaks during the Sport Industry NextGen Awards on February 2, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)
ITV presenter, and Arsenal fan, Robert Peston, says he has been left feeling ‘ashamed’ after hearing Arsenal fans chanting anti-Semitic songs before the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday

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.

Arsenal make 400 Grenfell Tower firefighters guests of honour at Emirates...

Arsenal have made 400 firefighters who battled the horrific Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June guests of honour for their Emirates Cup clashes against Benfica and Sevilla.

Arsenal in search of new shirt sponsors despite two years left...

Arsenal have reportedly already begun their search for a new shirt sponsor even though they have two years left on their current deal with Emirates.

Arsenal fans display anti-Stan Kroenke banners at the Emirates

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Following the news that Alisher Usmanov had a £1bn bid to buy Arsenal from Stan Kroenke rejected recently, Gooners made their feelings on their American owner known during the Gunners' 3-1 win over Everton.

'Controversial' banner to be displayed during Arsenal v Everton

A Jeremy Corbyn banner, which made headlines after featuring during Liverpool's draw with Southampton this month, is set to make another appearance during this weekend's final round of Premier League fixtures.

UEFA warn US Trump immigration policy ‘will not help’ World Cup...

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UEFA’s president, Aleksander Ceferin, has warned the United States that their bid to host the 2026 World Cup would be affected by Donald Trump’s travel restrictions.