Stoke City was long a bogey team for Arsenal after it was promoted to the Premier League in 2008. Its bullish, direct style contrasted dramatically—and effectively—with Arsenal’s silky football. As Stoke established itself in the top tier of English football and looked to play a more aesthetically pleasing style by signing former Barcelona and Real Madrid players, the results against Arsenal actually deteriorated.
Hamburg’s Nicolai Muller could not have asked for a better start to his Bundesliga season when a cross from a teammate sailed over everyone to the far side of the box, where the German winger was patiently waiting. Muller snuck his shot in at the near post, and immediately flung his arms up in the air in celebration. Muller went into a spinning, flailing, twisting routine as he ran toward the corner flag.
The website originally published an article entitled "Spanish Police Crack Gang Moving Migrants on Jet-Skis" with a picture of the ex-Arsenal star on a jet-ski before it was swiftly changed. The picture showed Podolski on a jet ski which was taken at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where the German team were enjoying a day off. The 32-year-old Podolski, who now plays for Japanese side Vissel Kobe and made his final international appearance in March, has been in touch with his lawyer.