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MLS, USMNT, and Real Salt Lake emerging star, Luis Gil, turned down Arsenal when going pro

There has been a lot from Arsenal about the emergence of American soccer. Ivan Gazidis is a former MLS deputy commissioner. Brek Shea trained at Arsenal a few winters ago. Wenger and other managers have talked about how the US is becoming the next source of talent. Well, here's some evidence of Arsenal actually looking at an American. But it also talks about how difficult it is for players from America to just get a chance because of the work permit rules.

A really fantastic Mertesacker interview

Talks about everything from charity to analyzing some of the players at the club.

Josh Kroenke joins Arsenal board

He will be a non-executive director. I do not know if this has any significance, but regardless, it's happening.

New Statue!

In order to honor his contributions to the club, Peter Hill-Wood shall be forever immortalized in the Emirates. Well, at least his head and shoulders.

Szczesny signs da ting!

Arsenal have agreed to an extension with Wojciech Szczesny. Though the article doesn't specify, he hopefully did not reinjure himself during the signing.

Mertesacker wears a BFG T-Shirt

Don't know anything about the reliability of the site more generally, but the picture is worth giving them a click's worth of publicity.

I'm having strange feelings about Aaron Ramsey

A music video for anyone else who's been having feelings for him.

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