Why are Arsenal players naming baby gorillas?

Arsenal players took part in the annual Rwandan Kwita Izina for the third year running, this time remotely.

UAE must be held accountable for torture and ill-treatment of human rights defenders and...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) must be held accountable for the torture and ill-treatment of human rights defenders and activists in prisons and secret detention centres, say four human rights groups on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 18: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on from the sidelines during the second half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on December 18, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Arsenal and Manchester United owners refuse to apologise

Arsenal and Manchester United's American owners have refused to apologise for their part in voting for the NFL to ban players taking a knee to protest racial injustice.
DENVER, CO - JUNE 06: Denver Broncos players join people protesting the death of George Floyd on June 6, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. This is the 12th day of protests since George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

Special episode: The Premier League, pandemic and Black Lives Matter

Matthew is joined by Paul and special guest, journalist Dimitris Kouimtsidis from The Olive Press, to talk the return of the Premier League, wage reductions and what we've seen elsewhere in Europe. Plus we talk Black Lives Matter, protests and sport, and discuss what best to do about Auba's contract.
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.

Arsenal fans urged to support Manchester City supporters foodbank this weekend

As the UK Brexits because it can apparently do better on its own, groups of football supporters are trying to bridge rivalries to feed those who are driven to foodbanks because of the conditions in this country.

Mark Sampson racism charge dropped

An FA charge against Mark Sampson that he used racist language (again) has been dropped as 'unproven'.
A picture taken on January 23, 2020 shows the European Union flag and the British Union Jack waving in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images)

FA and Premier League discuss post-Brexit ‘credits’ for using English players

The FA and Premier League are seriously discussing rewarding clubs post-Brexit with credits to allow them to buy more foreign players if they field more English ones first.
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.
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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?
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal ahead of the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Arsenal FC at St Mary's Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

We all should be worried as China pressures Pro Evolution to remove Mesut Ozil

Pro Evolution Soccer will remove Mesut Ozil from their game in China as the authoritarian regime continues to throw a hissy fit over the German's tweet that dared called attention to their treatment of Uighurs within their borders.
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.

Arsenal youngster got 5 match ban for racist abuse

An Arsenal youngster was reportedly given a five-match ban and sent on a racial education course after calling an opposition player a 'f***ing monkey'...

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.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 05: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media prior to his departure from the White House July 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the first lady will spend their weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

French publication trolls Donald Trump with Megan Rapinoe front page

You have to love the French when it comes to annoying people and this time they've turned their attention to Donald Trump after his Twitter war with Megan Rapinoe.
LYON, FRANCE - JULY 07: Megan Rapinoe of the USA lifts the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy following her team's victory in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Final match between The United States of America and The Netherlands at Stade de Lyon on July 07, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Mexico vs USA shows why USWNT deserves equal pay

On Sunday afternoon the USA Women's team became World Champions for the fourth time while their men's team lost the Gold Cup final to Mexico a few hours later. Guess who gets paid more?

Unai Emery coaches kids in New York separated from families by Trump’s policies

Unai Emery has been spending some of his 'downtime' teaching kids, who have been taken from their parents thanks to Donald Trump's immigration policies, how to play football.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - JUNE 01: Beth Mead of England Women dribbles the ball during the International Friendly between England Women and New Zealand Women at Amex Stadium on June 01, 2019 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Arsenal star proves what it takes to silence critics

Arsenal's Beth Mead has revealed she left a boy crying on the ground when she first started playing football and the parents laughed at her.

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 fans hassled by Baku police makes mockery of UEFA Mkhitaryan assurances

Despite UEFA's protestations that Henrikh Mkhitaryan would have been perfectly safe to travel to Baku to play in the Europa League final, the experience of Arsenal fans so far says otherwise.

Mesut Ozil’s latest actions hard to defend

Mesut Ozil looks set to be the centre of yet another storm after he had dinner with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday night.
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.
WATFORD, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on April 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

UEFA claim they have given Arsenal adequate assurances over Mkhitaryan’s safety

UEFA claim they have given Arsenal assurances over Henrikh Mkhitaryan's safety should the Armenian travel to Baku for the Europa League final.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang speaks out about racism

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has spoken out about racism in football after Arsenal condemned the fan who racially abused Kalidou Koulibaly.
Phil Neville speaking to Nikita Parris during England Women v France Women in the SheBelieves Cup

Do foreign players prevent young English players' accessing first team football?

When an international tournament appears on the horizon, the lack of opportunities for English players due to the rising number of foreigners becomes a trendy topic 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?

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.

Tottenham player abused by another player as racists in football have a busy week

It’s often not clear if a lot of footballers are racist or just really stupid but this weekend it very much seemed like the former.

Ashley Barnes uses sexist language to defend himself against Arsenal accusatons

Ashley Barnes should have been sent off at least twice against Arsenal on Saturday but when confronted about his actions on the pitch he called it all ‘handbags’.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - DECEMBER 21: Defendant Sergej W. (R, seated) is watched by his his lawyer Carl W. Heydenreich (L) as he gets his handcuffs unlocked after arriving at the district court during the trial for the bombing of the Borussia Dortmund bus on December 21, 2017 in Dortmund, Germany. 28-year-old Sergej W. is facing charges of attempted murder for allegedly detonating homemade bombs next to the BVB Dortmund team bus as they travelled to their UEFA Champions League match against Monaco in an attempt to trigger a fall in the football club's shares. (Photo by Friedmann Vogel - Pool/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund bus attacker jailed for 14 years

The man who attacked Borussia Dortmund’s bus ahead of thier Champions League tie last season has been sentenced to 14 years in jail in Germany.
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.

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.
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.
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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.