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Venkatesham elected to ECA board

Vinai Venkatesham has been elected to the executive board of the European Club Association; the body that represents the interests of professional association football clubs in UEFA The Arsenal CEO follows in the footsteps of Raul Sanllehi and Ivan...
Arsenal - 2021-03-08 19:52:48

Burnley 1-1 Arsenal: By the visuals

Note: You can open large versions of each image in a new tab by clicking. Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Burnley was another hugely frustrating 90 minutes for The Arsenal; another 90 minutes where Mikel Arteta?s side produced the better chances; and...
Arsenal - 2021-03-08 19:52:48

Burnley 1-1 Arsenal: By the numbers

Arsenal played pretty well in this match. They created enough that they should have scored more than 1 goal, even without good finishing they were denied a clear penalty that could have bailed them out, even worse Arsenal basically kicked the ball...
Arsenal - 2021-03-07 19:53:23

Joe Montemurro reacts to 4-0 victory over Birmingham City

Arsenal were 4-0 winners on the road for the second weekend in succession as they defeated Birmingham City with a first half brace from Caitlin Foord and second half strikes from Vivianne Miedema and Lisa Evans. Joe Montemurro spoke to the press...
Arsenal - 2021-03-07 19:53:23

Cottrell’s injury a blow for Arsenal U23s

Arsenal U23s will have to cope without midfielder Ben Cottrell for the rest of the season. It was revealed yesterday that Cottrell has suffered an injury that will keep out for the remainder of the campaign, with the 19-year-old having been absent...
Arsenal - 2021-03-07 19:53:23

Report: Burnley 1 – 1 Arsenal (inc. goals)

Result: Burnley 1 – 1Arsenal Competition: Premier League Date: 6 March 2021 Venue: Turf Moor Arsenal: Leno, Chambers, David Luiz, Mari, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Willian, Aubameyang Subs: Ryan, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel,...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:53:12

‘We think she’s something a bit special’: Joe Montemurro on Ruby Mace

When Arsenal take on Birmingham City on Sunday, they will come up against a familiar face. In the centre of the Blues defence, Arsenal loanee Ruby Mace will be charged with stopping Vivianne Miedema and co. Birmingham boss Carla Ward confirmed on...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:53:12

Odegaard excited by Arteta’s Arsenal project

Martin Odegaard says he’s loving life under Mikel Arteta and firmly believes Arsenal have the right man in the dugout to guide them back to the top. On loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season, the Norway international has already earned...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:53:12

Birmingham City Women v Arsenal Preview

THE LOWDOWN Arsenal travel to St. George?s Park in Burton-on-Trent to take on Carla Ward?s Birmingham side on Sunday, the game was initially scheduled to take place at Solihull Moors? Damson Park but the FA have ruled that the ground no longer...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:53:12

Arteta bemoans profligate attack and VAR penalty decision

Mikel Arteta was clearly frustrated with his side’s failure to beat Burnley at Turf Moor after clear chances were missed and VAR decided not to award a clear penalty for a late handball by Erik Pieters. Chris Wood took advantage of a terrible...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:53:12

Chambers, Willian & Partey start: Burnley vs Arsenal team news

Arsenal are at Burnley this afternoon looking to build further momentum off the back of two come-from-behind away wins at Benfica and Leicester. Here are the official lineups. Arsenal: Leno, Chambers, David Luiz, Mari, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka,...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:53:12

Arteta: I’ll always back players who try to play my way

Mikel Arteta says he’ll always support his players if they make a mistake trying to implement his playing philosophy but admits Arsenal aren’t going to progress if they keep making costly errors at the back. The Gunners dropped two points at...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:53:12

Burnley 1-1 Arsenal – player ratings

Arsenal were left to rue missed chances and a howler of a mistake by Granit Xhaka as Burnley came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw on a frustrating afternoon at Turf Moor. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the Gunners ahead on six minutes as we...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:53:12

Arsenal announce post-tax loss of 47.8m

Arsenal have announced a post-tax loss of 47.8m for the year ended May 31, 2020. The club say that ‘Pre-tax losses of 35 million were directly attributable to COVID-19.’ The breakdown of which is estimated as follows: Lost match day...
Arsenal - 2021-03-05 19:53:33

Arteta backs Smith Rowe to follow Saka into England team

Mikel Arteta says Emile Smith Rowe can follow Bukayo Saka’s lead and earn himself a place in the England team. Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate told TalkSPORT this week that he’d been monitoring the Arsenal duo in recent months and labelled...
Arsenal - 2021-03-05 19:53:33

Further details of Arsenal’s 21/22 adidas home shirt leaked

Kit leak specialists Footy Headlines have produced a first take on what they think could be the design of Arsenal’s home shirt for the 2021/22 campaign. There’s nothing particularly surprising about the shirt being red with white sleeves, but...
Arsenal - 2021-03-05 19:53:33

Arsenal confirm Smith Rowe injury ‘not significant’

Arsenal have confirmed that the injury sustained by Emile Smith Rowe is not considered a serious one, and the midfielder will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s trip to Burnley. The 20 year old had to come off just before half-time in the 3-1 win...
Arsenal - 2021-03-05 19:53:33

Arteta: I’m keeping a close eye on loan players

Mikel Arteta says he’s keeping a close eye on Arsenal’s loanees ahead of big decisions in the summer about their futures. Seven members of the Spaniard’s senior squad are playing their football elsewhere until the end of the season and a...
Arsenal - 2021-03-04 19:58:39

Women’s FA Cup returns- Arsenal with home draw

The Women’s FA Cup will resume in late March after its suspension in the New Year. With the new lockdown restrictions in England leading to the suspension of “non-elite” football, most of the early round ties were unable to be played. The FA...
Arsenal - 2021-03-04 19:58:39

Arteta frustrated by advantage handed to Sp*rs by Uefa

Mikel Arteta is less than impressed that Uefa has switched the order of Sp*rs’ Europa League ties ahead of this month’s North London derby. Our neighbours were due to play Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia next Thursday at the same time we face...
Arsenal - 2021-03-04 19:58:39

Arteta plays down Barcelona speculation

Mikel Arteta has played down speculation that he’s on a shortlist to replace Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman if presidential candidate Joan Laporta wins the club’s election on 7 March. Laporta, who previously held the presidency from...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:52:50

Aston Villa 0 Arsenal Women 4: Tactical Analysis

?We knew that they play with a block of three in front of their back five and we had to pull out that middle three,? Joe Montemurro told Arseblog News after the 4-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday. Villa?s set up was simple, they played with a...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:52:50

What next for Arsenal’s young centre-backs"

The centre-back situation at Arsenal is certainly an interesting subject, with the club having a host of options in that department both in the first-team and beyond. Gabriel, Rob Holding and Pablo Mari will surely still be heavily involved next...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:52:50

Arteta wants players to feel important, admits to Nketiah regrets

Mikel Arteta says creating an environment where all his players are “engaged” and “feeling important” will be key factors in determining Arsenal’s success in the final third of the season. Despite slimming down his bloated squad in...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:52:50

Southgate labels Saka & Smith Rowe “a breath of fresh air”

Gareth Southgate says he’s been keeping close tabs on Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka in recent months and labelled the pair “a breath of fresh air.” The midfielders, both graduates of Arsenal’s Academy, have started 10 of the Gunners’...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:52:50

Arteta provides update on Smith Rowe injury

Mikel Arteta doesn’t think the muscular problem that Emile Smith Rowe picked up in Sunday’s win against Leicester is too serious. The midfielder went down a couple of minutes before half time and was replaced by Martin Odegaard. There had been...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:52:50

Xhaka seeking consistency after Leicester win

Granit Xhaka took some responsibility for the Leicester goal today, and praised his teammates for their response to going a goal down, coming back to win 3-1. The Swiss international wasn’t fully to blame for Youri Tielemans opener, and while he...
Arsenal - 2021-03-01 19:54:15

Arteta: Performance of rotated players is not a coincidence

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal’s performance at Leicester didn’t come as a surprise even though he rotated heavily after a busy week. Eyebrows were raised when the Gunners’ teamsheet listed six changes from the side that started against Benfica on...
Arsenal - 2021-03-01 19:54:15

Leicester 1-3 Arsenal: By the numbers

Arsenal showed that while they perhaps might not have the same first XI talent and coherence that Leicester has shown this season, they do still have superior depth. Both of these teams played important Europa League matches on Thursday night and...
Arsenal - 2021-03-01 19:54:15

Lacazette: We don’t have to rely on the youngsters

Goals from David Luiz, Alex Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe and an eye-catching performance from Willian helped a much rotated Arsenal come from behind to beat Leicester 3-1 at the King Power. After the match, the French striker said he was pleased with...
Arsenal - 2021-02-28 19:53:15

Arteta makes six changes: Leicester vs Arsenal team news

Arsenal head to the King Power looking to (temporarily) climb above Sp*rs. Having only returned to London on Friday morning from Greece, it’s shaping up to be a tough ask against a Leicester side flying high in third place. Here are the official...
Arsenal - 2021-02-28 19:53:15

Arteta: Willian is rebuilding himself

Mikel Arteta says Willian is starting to show what he can do for Arsenal after impressing in training in recent weeks. The Brazilian was one of a number of impressive performers at the King Power on Sunday as the Gunners came from behind to seal a...
Arsenal - 2021-02-28 19:53:15

Leicester 1-3 Arsenal – player ratings

Arsenal fell behind early on to make what was already a difficult job even more challenging, but a smart header from David Luiz, a penalty from Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe ensured Mikel Arteta’s men came away from the King Power with all...
Arsenal - 2021-02-28 19:53:15

Report: Leicester 1-3 Arsenal (inc. goals)

Result: Leicester City – Arsenal Competition: Premier League Date: 28 February 2021 Venue: King Power Stadium Arsenal: Leno, Cedric, David Luiz, Mari, Tierney, Xhaka, Elneny, Pepe, Smith Rowe, Willian, Lacazette Subs:Ryan, Holding, Bellerin,...
Arsenal - 2021-02-28 19:53:15

Joe Montemurro reacts to victory over Aston Villa

Arsenal were 4-0 victors over Aston Villa at the Bescot Stadium on Sunday thanks to second half goals from Vivianne Miedema, Jordan Nobbs, Katie McCabe and Lisa Evans. Joe Montemurro spoke to the press post match. The first three questions are from...
Arsenal - 2021-02-28 19:53:15

Arteta on coming from behind, rotation, senior stars & Smith Rowe’s injury

Mikel Arteta was delighted with Arsenal’s 3-1 win against Leicester on an afternoon when his much-rotated starting lineup relied on good performances from senior stars to recover from an early setback. When Youri Tielemans put the Foxes ahead on...
Arsenal - 2021-02-28 19:53:15

Arteta ready to rest Saka, reflects on squad fatigue

Mikel Arteta admits that Bukayo Saka could probably do with a rest, amid fears of burnout and injury. The 19-year-old has started 18 of Arsenal’s last 20 Premier League games, completing 90 minutes on 16 occasions. He’s also made cameos off the...
Arsenal - 2021-02-27 19:53:17

Aston Villa Women v Arsenal Preview (Take Four)

THE LOWDOWN Arsenal travel to Walsall for the already thrice postponed match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at the Bescot Stadium. A covid case in the Arsenal squad, a waterlogged pitch and a frozen pitch have already done for this fixture since...
Arsenal - 2021-02-27 19:53:17

Arteta: Dani deserves good things to happen

Dani Ceballos’ Arsenal legacy flirted with disaster last night when two mistakes by the Spaniard gave Benfica the advantage in the second leg of our Europa League last-32 tie in Athens. First the Spain international conceded a cheap free-kick on...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

“Get upset, get angry, work harder” – Arteta praises Auba’s attitude

Mikel Arteta says he knew Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was hungry for a win against Benfica after watching the player’s reaction to a missed penalty in training the day before the game. The striker was roundly criticised for missing three gilt-edged...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

Arteta: Exit would have been harsh

Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal’s 4-3 aggregate win against Benfica means his players still have something to play after a tough season. The Gunners were thankful to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace, both goals assisted by Bukayo Saka, and a Kieran...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

Arsenal Youth preview – U23s and U18s in action

Arsenal U23s and U18s are both in action tomorrow in what will be a busy day for the academy. Firstly, the U18s will host West Bromwich Albion in a 12pm kickoff. Ken Gillard’s side are sixth in the league and have been in mixed form recently...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

Arsenal 3-2 Benfica – player ratings

Arsenal put themselves on the brink of a European exit, but a late Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang winner secured our place in the last 16. The Gunners took the lead through the captain after a superb, incisive pass from Bukayo Saka. Benfica equalised...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

Tierney: We never do it the easy way

Kieran Tierney says that Arsenal can take a lot from the way they qualified for the Europa League Round of 16, scoring twice in the last half an hour to overturn a 2-1 deficit on the night and go through with a 3-2 win. The Scottish international...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

Arsenal 3-2 Benfica: By the visuals

Note: You can open large versions of each image in a new tab by clicking. Arsenal are through to the last 16 of the Europa League, after Bakayo Saka?s delightful cross was nodded home by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the dying minutes of a tie that...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

Who can Arsenal draw in the Europa League Round of 16"

Arsenal made it through to the Europa League round of 16 last night with a 3-2 win over Benfica. The draw takes place at 12pm, and these are our potential opponents ? some of whom have added spice: AC Milan ? the Ivan Gazidis derby Ajax ?...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

Joe Montemurro confirms that Arsenal tried to sign Mana Iwabuchi

Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro has confirmed that the Gunners tried to sign Japan’s World Cup winning creative midfielder Mana Iwabuchi last season. Iwabuchi was a teammate of Vivianne Miedema, Lisa Evans, Leonie Maier, Manu Zinsberger and Viki...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

Aubameyang happy to put Olympiakos miss to bed

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he was happy to bury the memory of last year’s last-gasp miss against Olympiakos by scoring an all-important brace against Benfica to carry the Gunners to the Europa League last-16. Having missed three good...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

Arsenal draw Olympiacos in Europa League last-16

Arsenal will face Olympiacos in the Europa League last-16. LOL. The Greeks knocked the Gunners out of the competition on away goals at the last-32 stage last year. Arsenal have faced Olympiacos 10 times in the last 12 years splitting the wins...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

Report: Arsenal 3-2 Benfica (Gunners win 4-3 on aggregate)

Result: Arsenal 3-2 Benfica Competition: Europa League Date: 25 February 2021 Venue: Karaiskakis Stadium, Athens Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Saka, Aubameyang Subs: Ryan, Hein, Cedric,...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:52:51

Partey makes the bench as Auba starts up top: Arsenal v Benfica team news

Arsenal go into the second leg of the Europa League Round of 32 with an ‘away’ goal from the 1-1 draw in the first game. There’s a lot to do to qualify, here are the official line-ups. Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney,...
Arsenal - 2021-02-25 19:53:13

Xhaka hopeful over Thomas Part-nership

Granit Xhaka sounded a positive note over his partnership with Thomas Partey, despite how little they’ve played together. The former Atletico Madrid man has been beset by injury issues since his deadline day move in October ? and although he’s...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 19:59:40

Arteta: Partey could travel to Athens

Mikel Arteta has revealed that Thomas Partey could be involved in Arsenal’s clash with Benfica tomorrow night. The Ghanaian is due to take part in the Gunners training session today and if he comes through unscathed, the boss has confirmed...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 19:59:40

Arteta talks Saka’s consistency and Auba’s waning superpowers

If Bukayo Saka features against Leicester on Sunday, he will, according to @Orbinho, become the second-youngest player, behind Cesc Fabregas, to reach 50 appearances for Arsenal. Having established himself as a first team regular last year, the...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 19:59:40

Arteta: Benfica clash is a final

Mikel Arteta has labelled Arsenal’s Europa League second leg tie with Benfica “a final” but says he’s not intimidated by big pressure occasions. After last week’s 1-1 draw with the Portuguese giants in Rome, the sides head to Athens to...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 19:59:40

Loan spell would benefit Hein next season

It appears unlikely that there will be many opportunities for members of the U23 setup to feature at first-team level in the remainder of the season, but Karl Hein is set to remain on the periphery of the squad. Hein has already been on the bench...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 19:59:40

Arsenal stay 11th in Deloitte’s Football Money League but Covid-19 hits revenue

Arsenal have retained 11th place in Deloitte’s annual list of football’s richest clubs, however, the 24th edition of the report estimates the Gunners revenue dropped by 57.2 million over the course of the last year as a result of...
Arsenal - 2021-02-23 19:54:32

Arsenal 0-1 Man City: By the visuals

Note: You can open large versions of each image in a new tab by clicking. Sunday?s 1-0defeat to Manchester City ended up being settled in the opening 77 seconds as an unmarked Raheem Sterling headed past a stationary Bernd Leno. With one eye on...
Arsenal - 2021-02-23 19:54:32

Arteta: We need a fresh team for Benfica

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal will need fresh legs when they face Benfica in Athens on Thursday and hinted that he’ll be making a number changes from the side that lost 1-0 to Manchester City. After a 1-1 draw in Rome last week, the Gunners hopes of...
Arsenal - 2021-02-22 19:53:55

Arsenal 0-1 Man City – player ratings

A second minute Raheem Sterling goal was the difference between Arsenal and Man City at the Emirates this evening. Rob Holding It wasn’t an unexpected defeat to a side who have now won their 18th successive game, but it still felt a bit...
Arsenal - 2021-02-22 19:53:55

Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City: By the numbers

I don’t think that anyone expected much from this match against Manchester City. Before this match, the odds for Arsenal winning were just 10-20%. Looking forward Manchester City will have similar or better odds in every match in the Premier...
Arsenal - 2021-02-22 19:53:55

Arteta on a slow start, City’s quality, a big week & Holding’s injury

Mikel Arteta says Arsenal paid the price for their slow start against Manchester City as Raheem Sterling headed home inside two minutes to seal a 1-0 win at the Emirates. The boss bemoaned his players’ failure to cope with overloads on Kieran...
Arsenal - 2021-02-22 19:53:55

Tierney happy to 90 minutes under his belt

Kieran Tierney admits Arsenal had a tough afternoon against table-topping Manchester City as Raheem Sterling’s early header secured a 1-0 win. After the game, the Scot, making his first Premier League start in over a month, admitted he was...
Arsenal - 2021-02-21 20:01:21

Five changes, Pepe starts: Arsenal v Man City team news

Arsenal take on Man City today in the Premier League, knowing it will take a big performance to get anything from this game. Here are the official line-ups. Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Tierney, Elneny, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Pepe,...
Arsenal - 2021-02-21 20:01:21

Report: Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City (inc. goal)

Result: Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City Competition: Premier League Date: 21 February 2021 Venue: Emirates Stadium Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Tierney, Elneny, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Pepe, Aubameyang Subs: Ryan, Cedric, Luiz, Gabriel,...
Arsenal - 2021-02-21 20:01:21

Partey “progressing well” but set to sit out City clash

Thomas Partey is ‘progressing well’ in his recovery from a hamstring strain but he will not be available for Sunday’s clash with Manchester City. The news, provided yesterday by the club’s medical team, doesn’t come as a huge surprise...
Arsenal - 2021-02-21 20:01:21

Premier League confirms extension to broadcast arrangements

The Premier League have confirmed that all matches will continue to be broadcast by existing partners until supporters are allowed back into grounds. This is an extension of the existing arrangement which started last season and was renewed in...
Arsenal - 2021-02-19 19:54:01

Arsenal unchanged from Leeds win: Benfica v Arsenal team news

Arsenal take on Benfica in the Europa League this evening in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Here are the official line-ups. Benfica: To follow Subs: Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Cedric, Xhaka, Ceballos, Smith Rowe, Saka, Odegaard,...
Arsenal - 2021-02-19 19:54:01

Arteta: Saka’s form is the highest it’s been

Mikel Arteta says Bukayo Saka is in the best form of his fledgeling career and is proving so important to Arsenal that it’s making it difficult to rest him. On a frustrating night for the Gunners, the 19-year-old produced another menacing...
Arsenal - 2021-02-19 19:54:01

Cedric: I came to Arsenal to help

Although he’s had some previous experience of playing left-back, Cedric Soares admits the last few weeks have been ‘different’ for him, as he filled in for Kieran Tierney. Having barely played in the Premier League all season, he’s now made...
Arsenal - 2021-02-19 19:54:01

Saka: It’s not the worst result

Bukayo Saka grabbed the equaliser as Arsenal earned a 1-1 draw with Benfica in Rome. The Gunners fell behind to Pizzi’s penalty on 55 minutes having dominated the first half and rued a hat-trick of missed chances by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a...
Arsenal - 2021-02-19 19:54:01

Arteta hails City as Europe’s best ahead of defining period

Mikel Arteta has lavished praise on Manchester City labelling Pep Guardiola’s side “the best side in Europe”. The Etihad outfit have embarked on a 16-game winning run in the Premier League to open a 10-point gap on Leicester and Manchester...
Arsenal - 2021-02-19 19:54:01

Tierney travels to Rome, Partey misses out

Kieran Tierney has been included in Arsenal’s squad for tomorrow night’s Europa League last-32 clash with Benfica in Rome. The Scotland international has been restricted to three appearances since the turn of the year but appears to be on the...
Arsenal - 2021-02-19 19:54:01

Report: Benfica 1-1 Arsenal (inc. goals)

Result: Benfica 1-1 Arsenal Competition: Europa League Date: 18 February 2021 Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Cedric, Xhaka, Ceballos, Smith Rowe, Saka, Odegaard, Aubameyang Subs: Ryan, Hein, Tierney,...
Arsenal - 2021-02-19 19:54:01

U23s preview – Arsenal host league leaders Manchester City

Before Arsenal face Manchester City on Sunday, the two teams will do battle at U23 level tonight. Arsenal have gone three games without a win and will be determined to bounce back from the 3-0 defeat that they suffered away to Manchester United...
Arsenal - 2021-02-19 19:54:01

Levi Laing could be the first of many Arsenal youngsters to leave

Last summer there weren’t many departures from the Arsenal academy, with only a handful of players moving on, but the situation could be rather different this year. Arsenal have 39 youngsters on professional contracts as well as a further 19 on...
Arsenal - 2021-02-19 19:54:01
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