So, by all accounts, Arsenal went into media lock-down after what happened at Stamford Bridge.
The pre-game press conference, scheduled for today has been cancelled, and the club will provide some quotes for the papers/media outlets ahead of the game. I guess that will include some team updates in terms of injuries, and especially in relation to Laurent Koscielny who was withdrawn at half-time on a Saturday with a calf problem.
Post by Mesut Ã–zil. Mesut Ozil has taken to Facebook to apologise for Arsenal's 0-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in last night's Champions League encounter. He wrote: "The next morning doesn't feel better either. Sorry guys it wasn't planned that way. Outnumbered it was really hard to win against this team.
Arjen Robben has come out and vehemently denied spurious claims that he spat on Bacary Sagna during last night's Champions League last-16 tie at the Emirates.
Twitter, Facebook and the like were awash with consternation and diatribe last night when television footage appeared to show Robben allowing a dangle of spittle to fall on the French right-back as he lay face-down on the turf, but the Dutch winger has claimed that it was a bead of sweat and nothing more.
Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov posted a "come and get me" plea to Arsenal on his Facebook page today, after a British tabloid reported last night that Arsenal are interested in signing Berbatov, the highly talented Bulgarian footballer.
The photograph, which is on Dimitar Berbatov's official Facebook page, was posted to his timeline with the words "Could fire Arsenal to the title" next to an image of Berbatov wearing a Fulham away shirt.
David de Gea has answered questions from fans on Facebook.
What do you like to do when you're not playing football? I like to relax at home and I also spend a lot of time with Juan and Ander – we watch a lot of football together on TV. I also love to play on the PlayStation.
Wayne Rooney scored his first ever World Cup goal this week but it wasn't enough to save England from their earliest ever exit from the competition.
As you would imagine, Rooney is gutted to be coming home so early, so wrote on Facebook: "Absolutely devastated to be out of the World Cup. Going into each game we had great belief in ourselves but unfortunately it hasn't worked out.
Post by Wayne Rooney. Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has updated his Facebook status to declare yesterday's defeat to Liverpool as one of his worst days in football. In what looks like an effort to take on some captaincy responsibilities ahead of possibly taking the armband next season, Rooney also took it upon himself to [.
Mehdi Abeid has taken to his Facebook account and said he thinks he will be out for two weeks with what is a broken toe, but well have to wait until the Newcastle medics take a look to see how bad it is. A solemn Mehdi Abeid after breaking his toe Here's Mehdi's Facebook account [...]
A Facebook post from the weekend that's bound to make you cringe. This Newcastle fan told a supporters' group on the social networking site that he would be travelling back from Saturday's win at West Ham happy after Yohan Cabaye's late free-kick sealed a 1-3 victory for the Magpies. Unfortunately, he had enabled location services [.
David de Gea has answered questions from fans that were sent to him on Facebook.
How does it feel when the whole of Old Trafford is singing your name? It's very difficult to put that sensation into words. I can only say it makes me feel very passionate and very happy when I'm playing.
You shall once again find my writing far from home the lovely soccer TV show Soccer Gods (Mondays at 10 on the Fusion channel) has a corresponding site which has graciously agreed to host my slightly edited brainfarts on Mexican soccer. This is a regular thing. No, we're not married but we're very canny about our Facebook relationship status.
Here's an infographic produced by data crunchers Quartz which uses Facebook to chart the average number of extra O's fans of each World Cup nation haveusedto celebrate goals on the social media site throughout the tournament so far...
They are a few anomalies (Algeria way the hell up there and Argentina way down in tenth) but absolutely no surprises which country comes out ontop.
With opening match of the 2014 World Cup just hours away, I thought it would be best to give a summary regarding the World Cup coverage I've got planned, along with a few various updates about the site itself. You might have noticed that SWU has now moved to a proper domain (www.soccerwrapup.com), and hopefully in the coming days the entire website will be given a new fresh design.
You're reading this article, which means you're probably somewhat familiar with the plethora of content we provide on the World Soccer Talk website. What you may not be aware of, though, is the even broader spectrum of content we post on our various social media sites. We're heavily active on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Reddit, and we post plenty of stuff you won't find here.
Beleidige über Social Media nie einen Fussballer von Arsenal London, denn ab jetzt treten sie den Gegenbeweis an. Und glaubt mir eines, mit einer einfachen Beleidigung könnt Ihr heute keinen mehr herausfordern. Also lasst Euch gefälligst etwas besseres einfallen.
Es normal que se hable acerca de los anuncios en el Super Bowl, incluso algunas personas esperan mÃ¡s los anuncios de las grandes marcas que el evento mismo, las grandes cantidades de dinero que paga una marca por anunciarse durante 30 segundos aumentan aÃ±o con aÃ±o, para este 2014, la cifra fue de cuatro millones de dÃ³lares por esos segundos, pero hay algo que estÃ¡ tomando mucha fuerza, la gran contribuciÃ³n esta vez compartiendo comentarios, anuncios, opiniones, etc.
Juan Mata has done a Q&A with questions from fans over the club's official Facebook page.
Do you have any pre-match superstitions? I have some routines, yes. I always put my left boot on first and then I always step onto the pitch with my right foot first. They're only silly little things but I always do them.
Republik of Mancunia have teamed up with Weekend Football to give you the chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to watch United vs Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday 26th October.
The tickets are in an 8-seater executive box on the Stretford End goal-line and include a four-course meal, complimentary drinks, a match day programme and last but not least, your own private balcony!
Dear Facebook friends and fans, incorrect messages deal with my work. For you the clarification. I put this on your judgment and objectivity. This "cheese story" of the player's Hangeland is cheese like nonsense. I would never prescribe a physician but, what he has to do.
Last night was as close to what a hurricane must look like as I've ever seen in person. Brutally hot and humid, torrential rain and a light show that Benson & Hedges would've been proud of. Today is gorgeous... partly cloudy, cool breeze, high of 22C. Perfect environment for football.
Hope Solo is making her way back onto the pitch and back onto good terms with the public at least for now.
Solo issued a public apology to her fans and colleagues Thursday ahead of her expected return to her professional club and expressed optimism the fourth-degree domestic violence assault charges against her will be dropped.
Damit hat Marcell Jansen wohl nicht gerechnet. Der Manchmal-Nationalspieler vom Hamburger SV beschwert sich via Facebook über den Schiedsrichter beim WM-Eröffnungspiel, da dieser einen absolut unberechtigten Elfmeter für Brasilien gegeben hatte. Seine Beschwerde ist absolut nachvollziehbar, allerdings macht er einen Fehler.
Having promised Alvaro Arbeloa that he'd cut off his hair if Real Madrid won La Decima on Saturday, Luka Modric proved to be a man of his word and duly kept up his end of the bargain the following day.
Modric posted the following photos of the resulting trim on his Facebook page yesterday, along with the caption "No more Guetta jokes".
Today marks the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough disaster, with the inquests on going I hope the families can finally get some peace and closure after one of the biggest cover ups in English history. It could have been any club on that sunny afternoon in April 1989. Football fans should stand together when remembering the 96 fans who lost their lives that day.