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Cannon Fodder News and Links: Good Guy Claudio

Footballing news for Friday, April 29, 2016.

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Here on The Short Fuse, we've got a new story up about Arsenal joining the chase for Borussia Dortmund's Henrik Mkhitaryan and a preview of Norwich City's visit to the Emirates this weekend. On to the links!

[AUTOPLAY] Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger blames pundits for fan unrest - ESPN FC
Arsene Wenger says he understands why Arsenal fans are frustrated but suggested their planned protest had been driven by pundits with an agenda.

[AUTOPLAY] Dortmund may make Mats Hummels wait for Bayern move - ESPN FC
Borussia Dortmund have said Mats Hummels could still be at the club next season despite admitting that he wants to join Bayern Munich.

Don't Google Brazilian spiders to explain soccer nicknames | Unusual Efforts
From Kaká to Ángel di María, we dive deep into the often head-scratching nicknames bestowed upon South American soccer players

Claudio Ranieri: a gentle and principled man on the brink of immortality | Football | The Guardian
As Leicester City close in on the Premier League title, former players remember Claudio Ranieri’s unorthodox training methods and praise a genuinely nice man

Arsène Wenger: Arsenal playing in a ‘very difficult climate’ at Emirates | Football | The Guardian
Arsène Wenger has admitted his team have had to play in ‘a very difficult climate’ at the Emirates Stadium this season but suggested the mutinous atmosphere is being whipped up by a few egos with a personal agenda against him and actually has ‘not a lot behind it’

Riyad Mahrez: Leicester players living in bubble during chase for title | Football | The Guardian
Riyad Mahrez has said Leicester’s players having been living in a bubble as they attempt to secure the club’s first-ever league title

You are the Ref No370: Alexis Sánchez | Football | The Guardian
Featuring: A defender jumping, a flying lino, and a ball trickling into the net