Reading around the internet I come across a lot of things that don’t warrant a post on their own but are interesting enough to prick my attention.

SO KON PO, HONG KONG - JULY 29: Alex Song of Arsenal FC reacts during the pre-season Asian Tour friendly match between Kitchee FC and Arsenal at Hong Kong Stadium on July 29, 2012 in Hong Kong. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)
SO KON PO, HONG KONG – JULY 29: Alex Song of Arsenal FC reacts during the pre-season Asian Tour friendly match between Kitchee FC and Arsenal at Hong Kong Stadium on July 29, 2012 in Hong Kong. (Photo by Victor Fraile/Getty Images)

Here are some of those things:

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Kyle Bartley has Arsenal’s number

London, England, 9th May 2021. Rob Holding of Arsenal challenges Kyle Bartley of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit: David Klein / Sportimage
London, England, 9th May 2021. Rob Holding of Arsenal challenges Kyle Bartley of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture credit: David Klein / Sportimage

The former Arsenal youngster knows exactly where this Arsenal side are. With Arsenal two-nil up, Bartley could be heard issuing a rallying call to his teammates, saying, “Come on, one goal and they’ll s*** themselves!”

He wasn’t wrong. Arsenal let Matheus Pereira have the freedom of the Emirates to make it 2-1 and there was a definite period of panic that followed.

Bild stick the knife in

Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right scores their side s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Stu Forster
Newcastle United v Arsenal – Premier League – St James Park Arsenal s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right scores their side s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Stu Forster

We all know things aren’t going well at Arsenal but this line from Bild still stung. Writing about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, they said, “He set out to become a world star. Now Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (31) is part of a club that threatens to disappear into insignificance.”

Mesut Ozil on Emile Smith Rowe

Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League - Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Emile Smith Rowe celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Frank Augstein
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion – Premier League – Emirates Stadium Arsenal s Emile Smith Rowe celebrates scoring their side s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. Picture date: Sunday May 9, 2021. Copyright: Frank Augstein

After the Arsenal game against Villarreal, Mesut Ozil delivered his thoughts on the young Arsenal man taking over his number 10 role:

“He made the difference in the last couple of games as a No 10,” Ozil posted on social media. “Really happy for him… and that he showed that playing with a No 10 still can make sense in today’s football.”

Alex Song, business man

Barcelona's Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song celebrates during a ceremony at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 19, 2013 after winning the Spanish League title. Barcelona celebrated lifting the La Liga trophy for a 22nd time with a 2-1 win over Valladolid. (LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)
Barcelona’s Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song celebrates during a ceremony at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 19, 2013 after winning the Spanish League title. Barcelona celebrated lifting the La Liga trophy for a 22nd time with a 2-1 win over Valladolid. (LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Arsenal man, Alex Song could pocket fortune with new business venture in Cameroon.

Song has been laying the foundations for his retirement by setting up a construction company and building flats in his Cameroon hometown of Douala.

Sol Campbell for Mayor of London

London, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal's Sol Campbell celebrates his second goal during their Premiership match against Everton at home to Arsenal at Highbury footabll grounds in London, 19 September 2005. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA
London, UNITED KINGDOM: Arsenal’s Sol Campbell celebrates his second goal during their Premiership match against Everton at home to Arsenal at Highbury footabll grounds in London, 19 September 2005. AFP PHOTO/CARL DE SOUZA

The Daily Star have an interesting piece Inside Sol Campbell’s failed bid to become London Mayor

Nigerian politician gets involved

Nigerian senator, and die-hard Arsenal fan, Orji Kalu, has begged Mikel Arteta to beg Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea for “small soap.”

The phrase apparently means to ask for support from friends and allies and is in response to the change Tuchel has brought about at Chelsea in such a short time.

Kalu is also the chairman of SLOK Holding as well as the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria.