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The Best Players Come From the Longest Odds

We've all heard of the stories of how legends like Pele and Maradona learned their craft playing street soccer in some of the poorest areas of their countries. Well, what do you do if you don't even have a street?

Football Finance Fiasco!

This is really sad for the sport in general. Not sure what the solution is, but the problem is very real and needs to be addressed.

Someone Important Signs new contract

No, it's not Sagna, but it might actually be even better...

How Kolo Toure joined Arsenal

Ray Parlour was there the day that Kolo Toure went on trial at Arsenal. Only, it was unlike any trial Wenger had seen before.

All-Time Wenger XI

Pretty good piece, especially for someone like me who is relatively new to this whole Arsenal thing (read: have never seen Arsenal win anything).

Mirror reporting Giroud's Wife ordering him back to France

What do you guys think? I know the Mirror reports some bogus stuff, but they're saying Giroud's wife is willing to move on from him cheating on her, only if they leave London.

BFG and Mozart from Prague Sign New Deals

Mertesacker and Rosicky sign new deals with Arsenal. No details about length of contracts for either.

lolwut

I'm no expert on contract law, but it seems to me that if a contract has a release clause, and that release clause is triggered, then the club has to honor it, not ask what the buying party is smoking.

Danny Karbassiyoon did an AMA on r/Gunners yesterday.

For those who don't know, Karbassiyoon was an Arsenal player from '03-'05 and now works as a scout for Arsenal. He's also the one who scouted Zelalem. Here's his wiki: Link

Ribery to Miss Champion's League tie due to Butt Surgery

Due to some health problems with his, ah, posterior, the French winger has gone under the knife and will miss at least the first leg of Champion's League.

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