As the footballing world deals with the fallout from Sunday night’s European Super League’s announcement, more news has leaked about the proposed league that will undoubtedly shock the footballing world.
According to leaked documents, all twelve participating clubs are set for a controversial rebrand, with each being given a new ‘franchise’ name. Super League lawyers believe that the move could help their teams avoid future legal trouble, while founders of the Super League think it will help the league appeal to a larger, English speaking audience.
You can view all twelve of the proposed new franchise logos below.
Arsenal loanee William Saliba is back at it again. Following his controversial interview with French outlet RMC, during which Saliba criticised Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, the French centre-back has escalated tensions further by recording a Mikel Arteta diss track.
Last week Saliba told press: ‘He [Arteta] judged me on two and a half matches. I would have liked for him to play me more. But he told me I wasn’t ready.’ This week, the defender has taken to the mic to offer a scathing rebuke of the Arsenal boss, as well as some of his Arsenal teammates, clearly still peeved by his lack of game time under Arteta.
While the full song is yet to be released, Total FootBull is able to bring you an exclusive snippet which you can listen to below:
It’s not yet clear whether the Spaniard will respond, though he was reportedly apoplectic upon hearing the diss. Sources close to Arteta claim that he’s since reached out to Bradley Wright-Phillips, Lord of the Mics participant and son of Arsenal legend Ian Wright, as he gets to grips with penning a retort.
Whatever happens from here, it’s safe to say that Arteta has 99 problems right now, and William Saliba is certainly one.
According to Arsenal’s technical director Edu, Reddit traders were to blame for driving up Pepe’s eye-watering price tag.
The Ivorian winger was acquired from Lille in 2019 for a staggering £72m, a move which raised eyebrows within the football community and even amongst Arsenal’s own board, who launched an internal investigation into his signing late last year. His lacklustre performances since have done little to alleviate their concerns, and the club are increasingly worried about the possibility of recouping their fee. Edu has told them to hold the line.
Edu didn’t clarify whether the Redditor theory was a result of the club’s internal investigation, or merely a chance to deflect blame and capitalise on this week’s Wall Street drama.
How Reddit traders could have achieved such a goal is not yet apparent. Some say they formed a 3rd party ownership group, while sources close to the club claim members of r/WallStreetBets bought millions of Pepe shares on Football Index, sending his valuation skyrocketing.
Edu’s comments, while tough to believe, have also raised questions about other stars’ exorbitant transfer fees, with fans asking if Reddit traders helped inflate the fees of Harry Maguire, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and even Willian who joined Arsenal on a free last summer.
Whatever the truth of the situation, as long as Pepe’s playing in red, it’s unlikely Arsenal will be going #ToTheMoon
Following a succession of foul throws by Hector Bellerin in recent weeks, Stan Kroenke has taken matters into his own hands – turning to his NFL team for assistance.
The much-criticised Arsenal owner has flown in Jared Goff, quarterback for the LA Rams, to teach Bellerin how to throw a ball.
The Spaniard has managed 5 foul throws already this season, a league high, and Kroenke hopes his QB will help Bellerin overcome his throw-in faux pas.
Goff, the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, spent the early part of the week working with the Arsenal full-back while the rest of the team took part in tactical drills. Asked how the sessions went, a club insider told us: ‘Hector can now successfully identify zone coverage and can hit a receiver mid-stride, 60 yards downfield, though he still can’t take a throw-in’.
Goff is now expected to return home ahead of the Rams’ Thursday Night Football showdown against the New England Patriots, and Arsenal’s Thursday night football tie with the mighty Dundalk.
Just one week after the Premier League’s pay-per-view offering was scrapped, Premier League fans look set to fork out once again, as David Luiz takes on teammate Dani Ceballos live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Following a training ground punch up, during which Ceballos was reportedly left bloodied, the two agreed a deal with promoter Eddie Hearn. However, as you might expect from two Arsenal players, there will be no title up for grabs.