Arsenal's Brazilian defender David Luiz is seen with his head bandaged during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Emirates Stadium in London on November 29, 2020. (Photo by Julian Finney / POOL / AFP)

When will head injuries be taken seriously in football?

As watched David Luiz play on after a clash so severe it left Raul Jiminez with a fractured skull that needed surgery, we thought it was worth asking again
TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus gestures during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Juventus and Club de Atletico Madrid at Allianz Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Turin, . (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

How many accusations do we need before we stop worshiping Ronaldo?

Rape. It’s a tough subject that most people would rather avoid talking about, but we must and why Ronaldo is no hero
12th May 1925: The French women's football team, complete with berets, line up before the England vs France Women's International Football match in aid of shipwrecked mariners at Herne Hill in London. England is represented by Dick Kerr's team From Preston. (Photo by MacGregor/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Why men are ‘better’ at football than women

Malcolm Gladwell explained in Outliers why talent is not what takes a person to the top. He shows that where you come from and when you’re born is just as important, but his theory also translates across gender lines and helps explain why women’s football still struggles. That, and the FA banning the game for 50 years.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 04: Referee Robert Madley gestures during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on March 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The curious case of Bobby Madley, PGMOL and their disregard for discrimination

Bobby Madley quit as a referee last summer in a move that was said to have sent 'shocks' through PGMOL, the overlords of officialdom, but the former official has broken his silence about what happened and it raises even more questions about PGMOL and what they get up to out of sight.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson. Picture: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Talk to someone: Former Arsenal star explains suicidal thoughts and mental health struggles

With FA Cup games kicking off a minute later than normal to highlight mental health issues, Paul Merson has revealed that this time last year he was suicidal.
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What is the real price of supporting Arsenal these days?

Stan Kroenke's sports empire, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, has been named the 'most valuable sports conglomerate in the world' by Forbes, but what is the real price of supporting a  team owned by someone like Stan?
Indian Muslims hold placards as they protest to denounce the Chinese government's policies for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, in Mumbai on December 9, 2019. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP) (Photo by PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal shame themselves with Mesut Ozil statement

It was more than a little disappointing to see Arsenal put their commercial interests ahead of human rights when they hung Mesut Ozil out to dry with their statement about his comments on the Chinese treatment of the Uighurs.
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: A genearal view of Stonewall Rainbow laces branding outside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on December 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal supporter explains awful reason she won't be going away again

A 3-1 win and, hopefully, the start of a new era at Arsenal, but for one long-time supporter, the evening left her "with a sick feeling in my stomach and an overwhelming sense of disillusionment with attending live football." 

Arsenal fans need to speak out and say “Not in our Name!”

Over a year ago, Nick Cohen wrote a piece for The Guardian saying football fans should be asking hard questions about the money behind leading clubs and, on Human Rights Day, those questions still need asking.

Every club should stand with Liverpool on this

The FA will not use Anfield to host an England game because of Liverpool's ban on S*n journalists but Liverpool's is a stand that every club in the country should get behind.

How did football let Sahar Khodayari set herself on fire?

Earlier this month, Sahar Khodayari set fire to herself after being sentenced to six months in prison for the 'crime' of watching a football match. I contacted Shireen Ahmed and asked her to write something for the site about what happened and why because I believe this needs to be put in front of as many people as possible. Don't look away. Please read on...

Megan Rapinoe attends Arsenal game, criticises Donld Trump’s racism

Megan Rapinoe was at Arsenal's game against Fiorentina on Saturday night and she took some time out to pose with fellow social justice warrior, Hector Bellerin, before speaking about Donald Trump's latest racist episode.

Pride in London: GayGooners have float in Pride parade, Gunnersaurus to appear

Six years after leaping over a Pride barrier to march with the UK’s first LGBT+ football fan group, an Arsenal season-ticket holder is organising the club’s biggest-ever Pride appearance.
Supporters stand in front of a giant screen displaying a rainbow flag to pay tribute to the victims of the shooting of Orlando, in a fan zone in Paris during the Euro 2016 football tournament on June 13, 2016. / AFP / Thomas SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

How do we fight 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.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Sari van Veenendaal (L) and Katie McCabe of Arsenal Women celebrate winning the FA WSL League with the Arsenal supporters after the WSL match between Brighton and Hove Albion Women and Arsenal Women at Amex Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Arsenal star proud to use ‘platform to speak up’ for LGBTQ community

While men's football still might not be able to cope with the thought of a gay player, women's football has been a lot more...
Hector Bellerin speaking at half-time during Arsenal's clash with Newcastle United (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Hector Bellerin shows once again why we love him so much

One of the reasons we love Hector Bellerin is his refusal to shy away from sensitive issues that affect real people in the real world and he's at it again.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 28: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal during the warm up before the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal remind us why we love Hector Bellerin

Unlike many footballers, Hector Bellerin has never shied away from talking about the larger, more important issues at play in the world today and on Monday night Arsenal reminded us of why he thinks it's important footballers use their platform to exact change.

Media still letting women’s sport down despite pledges

Recently, the Daily Telegraph made a really big deal of a new initiative they were launching to increase coverage of women’s sport in their paper but what does that look like?
TURIN, ITALY - MARCH 12: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus gestures during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between Juventus and Club de Atletico Madrid at Allianz Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Turin, . (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

We need to talk about Ronaldo…and others

By consistently weighting false accusations significantly more heavily than actual rapes, the media has given some men the erroneous belief that they are at as much risk of being falsely accused as women are of being raped, not that the two are even comparable even if they were comparable in their numbers.

Arsenal and Dubai: So much more than just warm-weather training

Over a year ago, Nick Cohen wrote a piece for The Guardian saying football fans should be asking hard questions about the money behind leading clubs but that still doesn't look like it will be happening any time soon.

Arsenal fans should worry where their money is coming from

Over a year ago, Nick Cohen wrote a piece for The Guardian saying football fans should be asking hard questions about the money behind leading clubs but that still doesn't look like it will be happening any time soon.

Nobody is demanding Santa change gender – it’s all a lie to get you...

A story took hold over the weekend that ‘snowflakes’ are demanding Santa is changed to female or gender neutral, eliciting outrage across the internet and fuelling hate from the right-wing.
Olympique Lyonnais' Norwegian forward Ada Hegerberg gestures after receiving the 2018 FIFA Women's Ballon d'Or award for best player of the year during the 2018 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris on December 3, 2018. - The winner of the 2018 Ballon d'Or will be revealed at a glittering ceremony in Paris on December 3 evening, with Croatia's Luka Modric and a host of French World Cup winners all hoping to finally end the 10-year duopoly of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

What a t**t: Arsenal players react to Ballon d’Or sexism

What do you ask the first ever woman to win the Ballon d’Or who has just given a rousing speech aimed at encouraging more women and girls to get involved with the sport? Well, if you’re a dick with a dick, you ask her to twerk, of course.
Pro-European Union (EU), anti-Brexit campaigners from the Our Future, Our Choice (OFOC) youth movement for a 'People's Vote' on Brexit, launch the group's campaign battle bus in London on November 17, 2018, as part of their "Stand Up For Our Future!" campaign aimed at highlighting the youth feeling around Brexit. - British Prime Minister Theresa May battled Friday to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her own political future. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)

Is January the last chance for EU bargains before Brexit?

With Brexit coming at the end of March 2019 and a large number of injured players at Arsenal, the January transfer window might be crucial for in the quest for trophies.
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Jordan Nobbs of Arsenal celebrates after scoring her sides first goal during the WSL match between Arsenal Women and Birmingham Ladies at Meadow Park on November 4, 2018 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

‘Not Super’: Daily Mail football writer makes ridiculous women’s football claim

Martin Samuel in the Daily Mail football section complains the Women’s Super League just isn’t super enough to warrant coverage in a national newspaper.
France's forward Olivier Giroud drinks after a training session in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines on March 26, 2016 ahead of a friendly football match against Russia. / AFP / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

Olivier Giroud on gay players: There is testosterone, banter, but...

Olivier Giroud has always been an ally in the LGBT fight and the former Arsenal forward has again spoken out about homophobia in football.
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European Super League is coming and Arsenal will be involved

Recent leaks detailing talks between top clubs about forming a breakaway European Super League were splashed all over the back pages for about five minutes before they were replaced by another story.

5 reasons female Arsenal fans should stay in the kitchen

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

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.
MCLEAN, VA - JUNE 13: World Champion hockey star Alex Ovechkin shaves his 'playoff beard' with the Gillette Fusion ProShield Razor during an official Gillette Shave event on June 13, 2018 in Mclean, Virginia. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Gillette)

Men really do have it easier than women, here's how I know

One of the great’ things about always knowing you were meant to be born in a male body but having to spend most of your life in a female one is that you get to experience a lot of things from both sides.

Tottenham man denies England arrogance claims

It takes a special type of arrogance to repeatedly dismiss the same charge levelled at you from a load of different people without ever once asking if they might be right.

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…
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Anti-trans writers continue to do harm

Over the weekend, the Telegraph published an article entitled ‘Transgender politics is a world where if I say a thing is true, it is’ by Melanie McDonagh in their premium section. It then appeared in Monday's actual Telegraph. 

Brighton lead the way in Premier League first with Liverpool, Everton considering following

Brighton and Hove Albion will offer free sanitary products to female fans after a fan-led initiative, that began in Scotland, started to make in-roads in the Premier League.
BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 26: Lukas Podolski and Mesut Oezil of Germany look dejected during the international friendly match between Germany and England at Olympiastadion on March 26, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

2 two goat f***ers? Manchester City man defends Mesut Ozil as Podolski gets it...

Lukas Podolski has become the latest German player to deny Mesut Ozil’s claim of racism within the German national camp, falling foul of the ‘if I didn’t experience it, it doesn’t exist’ line of thinking.

Win a copy of The Billionaires Club

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…

Why is Mesut Ozil so divisive?

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.
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’s reaction to German racism should be applauded

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.
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)

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

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...