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Footballing news for Monday, May 23, 2016.

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Arsenal launch new kit - The Short Fuse
"Waiting breathlessly" may be a stretch, but hey new merch

Louis van Gaal: Manchester United sack manager - BBC Sport
Louis van Gaal is sacked as manager of Manchester United, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho set to be named as his replacement.

Inside the mad world of Louis van Gaal: How the Dutch headmaster put Man Utd's attacking instincts in detention
Aaaand here's MUFC throwing LVG under the bus after totally messing with his cup final day. Good work, jerks!

A multi-layered analysis of Fernando Torres' hair
Yes, the way Fernando Torres styles his hair affects his game - so Atlético Madrid fans best hope he doesn't change it before the Champions League final.

Which Way Next? 2015-16 West Ham Season Review | StatsBomb
Remember when the goal for West Ham this season was to merely stay up in the Premier League and bank that upcoming TV money for their move to the Olympic Stadium in 2016-17?

Xhaka, Götze and champions but for a post | North London Is Red
According to the wonderful people at Opta, Arsenal would have won the Premier League this season if shots against the post or bar had gone in. This isn’t entirely surprising considering we hit the woodwork more than any other Premier League team and boast the greatest playmaker in the business.

The changing profile of the Arsenal midfield - Arseblog ... an Arsenal blog
So often last season we were static, players stood with the ball looking for movement ahead of them and finding none. It meant we played riskier passes, lost the ball, and failed to control the games the way we would have wanted.