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All the news from the footballing world for Thursday, April 14, 2016.

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Iwobi: Nigerian fans love Arsenal | Daily Cannon
Heck yes they do!

Özil ‘proud’ of recognition | Daily Cannon
Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil has said he is proud to have been nominated for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award.

Could Spurs rival Manchester City for Arteta’s services? | Daily Cannon

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How Much of Arsenal’s ‘British Core’ Will Be Left In 2016-17?

Good question.

Leighton Baines Fiasco Proves Roberto Martinez’s Mask Is Continuing To Slip At Everton

Interesting, considering some were calling for Martinez to replace AW a few years back.

Football transfer rumours: Barcelona to pay £50m for Dimitri Payet? | Football | The Guardian

Sergio Ramos to Chelsea? | Juventus to sign Christian Benteke? | Manchester United to sign Ronaldo?

Ferguson told Wenger to sign Welbeck from Manchester United – report | Daily Cannon
Uhhhh... sure. Right.

Celebrating Nigeria's Super Falcons, 25 years after China '91
The Nigeria women are the most successful soccer team on the Africa continent - yet little is known about the Super Falcons side from China '91. SPECIAL NOTE AGAIN: This piece comes from the new website Unusual Efforts, a site that describes itself as such: "Unusual Efforts, a brand-new website with a magazine to follow, produces engaging, entertaining, and enlightening soccer stories for everyone. The twist? Everything you see here is produced by women, trans or cis, and non-binary people." It's an exciting and interesting project that I'm really excited to promote here. Check them out!

N'Golo Kante wanted by Chelsea Arsenal Tottenham PSG - ESPN FC
N'Golo Kante has a £20 million buy-out clause. Well, that's interesting.

Bruce Arena confirms De Jong suspension, rips media for "hysteria" over tackle – ProSoccerTalk
Seriously, shut up Bruce. You're a great coach, but you're also a butthead.

Fifa told to consider stripping Qatar of World Cup if abuses continue | Football | The Guardian
Fifa has been told it should consider stripping Qatar of the 2022 World Cup if its record on the treatment of migrant workers does not improve within 12 months

Kobe Bryant: The Black Mamba's many ties to soccer
Again, for you Kobe fans out there.

Man Utd fan goes to WRONG stadium for West Ham clash -