Thank you, Aaron Ramsey.

Following the confirmation that Aaron Ramsey will leave Arsenal Football Club for Juventus combined with the fact that he’ll never play for the club again, I just knew I had to write this piece. The Welshman is not only one of my favourite Arsenal players of all time, but, he is simply one of my favourite ever footballers.

Today, the 28-year-old will make his final official appearance at the Emirates Stadium as an Arsenal player as he will reportedly be rewarded with a guard of honour for his eleven years of service to the North London club.

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Is the implementation of VAR at the women’s World Cup a step in the right direction?

Football is changing. From an increase in support across the globe, to technological advancements being made; the beautiful game as we know it is on a steady path to a bright new future. While we are not quite at the stage of robotic referees, lasers for linesman or mobile drones, the overall state of football has experienced drastic, yet crucial, changes in the last few years.

The next stop on this path is to try to make women’s football a fairer game. Thanks to the success of goal line and video assistant referee (VAR) technology in men’s football, FIFA has confirmed that VAR technology will be implemented at the women’s World Cup, in France, this summer.

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