LIFE

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil arrives at Arsenal's Colney training centre north of London on May 20, 2020 as training continues for Premier League clubs with a June re-start the intention during the COVID-19 pandemic. - Teams have started socially-distanced training in small groups this week, but several Premier League stars have expressed concerns about plans to resume the season. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Mesut Ozil provides 1400 school meals per day in North London

Mesut Ozil has praised Marcus Rashford for his charitable efforts but why does Ozil not get the same sort of praise for his charity?
kieran tierney via arsenal

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.
LE HAVRE, FRANCE - JUNE 14: Former England player Alex Scott speaks with presenter Gabby Logan prior to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group D match between England and Argentina at on June 14, 2019 in Le Havre, France. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Gammon annoyed as Alex Scott named new host of BBC’s Question of Sport

Alex Scott will become the new host of the BBC's long-running Question of Sport, replacing Sue Barker much to the annoyance of a lot of gammon
Kiko Casilla of Leeds United in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Reading at Elland Road on February 22, 2020 in Leeds, England.

Marcelo Bielsa defends decision to make Casilla captain despite racism ban

Leeds' goalkeeper Kiko Casilla has been banned for eight games after being found guilty of using the N-word at Charlton striker, Jonathan Leko.

Troy Deeney warning to family is no laughing matter

Troy Deeney has apologised to his family in advance that he will take Watford’s relegation out on them at home by smashing objects and throwing some stuff around and this is NOT OK!

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.

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?
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.
Apr 1981: Portrait of Justin Fashanu of Norwich City.

Justin Fashanu finally inducted into Football Hall of Fame

Justin Fashanu was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday as a trailblazer in the game as the first £1m black player and the first professional footballer to come out as gay, a decision that was to cost him his life.
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

Paul Merson: This time last year, I wanted to kill myself

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.
European Super League money

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.
Lee Hurley
Lee Hurley

When I started this site as LadyArse.com in 2008, I had no idea of the journey that lay ahead of me, one that resulted in this site not only becoming my full-time job, but also one that would require me to change the site’s name to Daily Cannon in 2013.

In the back of my mind, the site would always be a place where football and life met because the game we all love doesn’t exist in a vacuum and external factors play a part. Besides that, we’re all humans with different interests and concerns. That’s what you’ll find here – my interests and concerns, rants and rambles.

Funnily enough, that’s how this all started, because I wanted to rant and ramble about my main interest and concern – Arsenal. Things have expanded a little since then…