Sick burn.

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There aren’t many things that make me LOL when I’m scouring the news for Arsenal related goodness… but today… I’m about to show how an Arsenal player threw enough shade to cool the world in line with the Paris Accord.

When I saw it, I was like…

Imagine… getting sub-Tweeted by Mustafi.

Messaging aside, it does show how dedicated to the ‘clean slate’ the manager is. In this case, he has little choice, but overall, he’s making it very clear that the past doesn’t influence the future, only your character and effort will.

Bernd Leno, a man who has not yet mastered the internet, also went into detail about the communications misses of the past.

“He has, in this short time made a big impact,”

“You can see the intensity we play, also the structure in the team and the mentality [away] from the pitch.

“Before I don’t want to say it was a mess it was a little bit confusing, everyone was doing different things.

“We were not a team! Not in the dressing room, not on the pitch and you could see this. I think with Mikel its changed completely.

“The first day he came he wasn’t talking too much about tactics, he was talking about how we behave in the dressing room, when we go to the games we have to be more professional and more like a team.

“I think it’s not only what he’s learned from Pep Guardiola. When you talk to people who have worked with him they said he’s a very clever guy with tactics and how to improve players.

People will keep saying that these comments are basically the players kissing the ring, which is totally acceptable, my question is, which parts read untrue?

The overall picture that’s being painted from where I’m sitting is one in which the squad is enjoying the new regime, they see where the club is going, and they look like they’re having a good time.

That has to translate onto the pitch, but generally, if players of their level are enjoying the process, the results will come.

Anyone see those pictures of the new and improved JACKED Manuel Almunia?

Looks like he reacted badly to the ribbings he took from the Daily Mail for that tiny Paris Hilton dog he had, spent the last 5 years getting ripped, now he’s in Dubai looking for the journo. Scary stuff.

Some interesting stories doing the rounds about PremFlix coming to a streaming platform at some point in the near future. The new EPL CEO says the league has been ready to sell streaming season tickets for 3 years. They’ll trial an all-access pass in some countries in the not too distant future. Surely, long-term, that has to be the model. In Singapore, they sell the rights for £75m and the TV channel makes £175m back through monthly subs. Quite staggering the amount of growth they could generate if they did it themselves.

Very little to go on tonight, I’ll see you all tomorrow!

Dutch player linked + Old manager to heal the base

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Happy Sunday, I hope you’re all safe, tucked away from that nasty hurricane that’s harassing the UK shores today.

The BIG news story is that – shock horror – Juventus want to sell Aaron Ramsey. The lovable Welshman, who picked up and ungodly wage to leave us last year, is now being touted around the UK for a cut-price summer move.

Aaron was a great for us, exactly what you needed in a world lacking instruction or vision, but I’m not sure he was ever worth those sorts of pound notes. The idea that Juve think they’ll be able to sell someone that’s been in and out of the sickbay for 10 years to anyone is quite the stretch… he has a deal until 2023, if I were him, I’d sit on my fat arse and watch the Lira roll in. No way is anyone picking up that tab.


Arsenal players hold hands and bond at Trust Camp

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Mari and Torreira working on a Dirty Dancing gram for the lolz (via @Arsenal Insta)

It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, what class of citizen you are, everyone feels entitled to an alcoholic drink early in the am if you are at an airport, even the pilots. A bar I’m sitting in is offering half-priced shots, why not? I want to enjoy my last hours with my pangolin before the coronavirus kicks in.

Arsenal are hitting up that warm weather scene and sharing out the content like Sandra from work who just landed in Benidorm for that all-inclusive she hasn’t shut up about all year.