Germany confident Mesut Ozil racism won’t cost them 2024 Euro bid

The president of Germany’s FA, Reinhard Grindel, doesn’t believe the Mesut Ozil ‘affair’ will cost the country when it comes to bidding for the 2024 European championships.

Gareth Thomas urges FA to police homophobia as stringently as racism

Former Wales rugby player, Gareth Thomas, believes that football isn't ready for openly gay players due to the amount of homophobia still surrounding the sport.

Mesut Ozil accusations of racism justified as DFB president admits failures

Reinhard Grindel has admitted he should have done more to protect Mesut Ozil from racist attacks that many Bayern Munich people don’t think are a problem.

All-female lineup for Carabao Cup draw

The draw for the next round of the Carabao Cup will feature two women and no men when it airs live on Quest tonight (Saturday) at 9pm.
DENVER, CO - MAY 28: Josh Kroenke President & Governor of the Colorado Avalanche addresses the media as Patrick Roy is introduced as the new Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Colorado Avalanche during a press conference at the Pepsi Center on May 28, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Josh Kroenke excited about new role that gives him more power at Arsenal

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment have named Josh Kroenke as the new Vice Chairman of KSE and KSE UK, as his influence at Arsenal continues to grow.

Race Training – Six Lessons Learned

With my long training period and half-marathon well behind me, I've had plenty of time to examine what worked well and what didn't. My training...

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.
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)

Podcast: Female pundits show up disgraceful standards of commentary we’ve accepted for too long

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.

Mesut Ozil gets amazing support from Turkish club

Contrary to how many people connected to the German national team have reacted to Mesut Ozil’s claims of institutional racism, players from the Turkish club Malatyaspor wore tshirts to show their support for the Arsenal man.
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.

Daily Mail and Sun go out of their way to offer Tottenham banana thrower...

Three pages in the Daily Fail and a load of coverage on the S*n’s website shows two of the most right-wing papers in the...

Are you in an abusive relationship?

Abusive relationships are something we all know and hear about but with the global lockdown in place, domestic violence is getting more headlines than ever, so are you in an abusive relationship?
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 target Arsenal v Chelsea game: Who are they and why you should care

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.

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

It will have escaped nobody’s attention that Alex Scott and Eni Aluko are female pundits offering their opinions at the World Cup.
Supporters of China's Muslim Uighur minority hold placards of Arsenal's Turkish origin German midfielder Mesut Ozil during a demonstration at Beyazid square in Istanbul on December 14, 2019. - Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, a German footballer of Turkish origin, expressed on December 14, 2019 support for Uighurs in Xinjiang and criticised Muslim countries for their failure to speak up for them. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP) (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Chinese lift Arsenal ban but won’t mention Mesut Ozil’s name

A Chinese streaming service has lifted their Arsenal blackout but will not mention Mesut Ozil during commentary.

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

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

Equal at last: Dutch women's national team to be paid same as men

The Dutch women's national team will pay their players the same amount as they pay the men starting in 2023.
Arsenal's US owner Stan Kroenke (R) looks on during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Burnley at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 6, 2018. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP

Arsenal owner made surprising Clinton donation in race against Trump

Stan Kroenke donated $1,000,000 to Donald Trump’s inauguration fund so why did he also donate $105,400 to Hillary Clinton in the Presidential race?
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)

Mertesacker: It could be a sign football isn’t ready for homosexuality

Per Mertesacker thinks football may not be ready, still, for 'homosexuality', and I have to say his assessment is probably right on the money.

Online Casinos: Research shows 97% of UK residents gamble from home

With new research showing that almost half of UK residents gamble, we look at the increasingly popular past time that's getting easier to do by the day.

'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.

Liverpool premium, corruption, hypocrisy & more: Stories you might have missed

It’s been quiet out there in Arsenal land all week, so here is a quick round-up of some wider football stories you might have missed but which caught my eye.
This picture taken on June 23, 2018 shows Swiss football Federation general secretary Alex Miescher at Torpedo Stadium in Tolyatti also known as Togliatti, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. - Miescher resigned from Swiss football federation after he initiated a debate on a ban of dual citizenship for players. After the elimination of Switzerland in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Russia Miescher had questioned in the press on the policy to follow on players with dual nationality in the Swiss team. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Official who questioned Arsenal star's motivation resigns

Alex Miescher, the secretary general of the Swiss FA (SFV) who questioned the motivations of players with dual nationalities during the World Cup, handed in his resignation on Friday.

Times mislead on FA’s new bag policy

The Times recently published a small news piece that claims the FA will instigate a ‘no bag’ policy starting with their next match against the USA in November but this reporting is not entirely accurate.
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.

Qatar takes UAE to human rights court

The government of Qatar is taking the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Court of Justice over what it claims are human rights violations by the government that owns Emirates Airlines.
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Review: Black Boots & Football Pinks – 50 lost wonders of the beautiful game

If you’re an old fart like me that misses some of the quirks that used to permeate football, then Daniel Gray’s book, Black Boots & Football Pinks: 50 lost wonders of the beautiful game, is one for you.
Hector Bellerin speaking at half-time during Arsenal's clash with Newcastle United (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Hector Bellerin doesn’t care what you think

Hector Bellerin has proved once again that he doesn't care what you think as he strutted his stuff down the Louis Vitton catwalk in an all-pink two-piece.
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Arsenal want answers over Kieran Tierney but asking the wrong ones

Arsenal are seeking clarification on Kieran Tierney after the Arsenal defender after Stuart Armstrong tested positive for Covid-19.
Stan Kroenke who owns Arsenal

Arsenal fans display anti-Stan Kroenke banners at the Emirates

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.
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.

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

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.

Authors and Nobel laureates call on UAE to free human rights defenders

Over 60 civil society organisations, writers, personalities and Nobel laureates have appealed to the authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to free detained human rights defenders, during the Hay Festival Abu Dhabi, which ran from 25 to 28 February 2020.
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Granit Xhaka in another Swiss controversy

Granit Xhaka’s nationality is once again causing problems.

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.
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
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, )

Turkey hails Mesut Ozil’s statement attacking DFB

Turkish ministers reacted positively to the news that Mesut Ozil would no longer play for Germany as long as he felt subjected to racism. The...

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

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...

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.

How to minimise you post-workout recovery time

Getting in shape requires die hard commitment in the gym.