“A football club is about more than just the game… I am proud of the work we are doing, but I want to also emphasise how far we still have to go to eradicate all forms of discrimination.” Ivan Gazidis

Arsenal Football Club is about more than just football. However, while Arsenal extol virtues of equality, tolerance, diversity and inclusion, they continue to accept sponsorships from some of the most repressive regimes in the world.

Here, we will keep an eye on what those companies and countries are up to so you are aware of what is behind large chunks of money the club makes. We will also provide updates on human rights issues we feel our readers will be interested in.

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Daily Mail back page, 13/4/21 Premier League social media boycott

Arsenal to join social media blackout

Arsenal will join a social media blackout this weekend as clubs look to force the various platforms to do something substantial about abuse online.

Steven Gerrard hails ‘sensational’ Arsenal: I was really proud

Steven Gerrard has hailed Arsenal for facing down Slavia Prague before the game started after their player had been banned for 10 games for racially abusing Ranger's Glen Kamara.
Rangers' Glen Kamara (left) argues with Slavia Prague's Ondrej Kudela during the UEFA Europa League Round of Sixteen match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Issue date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Copyright: Andrew Milligan

10-match ban for Slavia Prague man who racially abused Rangers’ player

Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela has been handed a 10-match ban by UEFA for his racist abuse of former Arsenal youngster and Rangers' man, Glen Kamara
BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20: Leah Williamson of Arsenal looks on as she warms up prior to the Barclays FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Everton Women at Meadow Park on December 20, 2020 in Borehamwood, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Leah Williamson backs social media boycott

Arsenal's Leah Williamson has backed a call for clubs to boycott social media in a bid to force companies to take abuse seriously.
Arsenal's Brazilian midfielder Willian reacts during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns stadium in West Bromwich, central England, on January 2, 2021. (Photo by Rui Vieira / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal man opens up about racist abuse impact and demands action

Willian has added his voice to the growing calls for more action to be taken to tackle racial abuse online while admitting he is sometimes even afraid to look at his phone.
Alex Scott on the racist abuse she received for being on Dancing with the Stars - Sunday People

Arsenal campaign to Stop Online Abuse

Arsenal have thrown their weight behind a campaign to try and tackle the issue of online abuse that targets and harms so many people.