This was supposed to be our year. It was the season when all the usual excuses disintegrated. The richer clubs who can outspend Arsenal and tend to finish higher in the Premier League as a result - Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United - were all in various stages of malfunction.
West Ham football club has warned its fans against chanting antisemitic slogans during tomorrow's match against Tottenham Hotspur.
The club, which is co-owned by David Sullivan and David Gold, who is Jewish, said it would ban supporters from the club if they chanted hate messages during the game at its stadium, the Boleyn Ground, in east London.
A prominent Jewish public relations director has been falsely accused of being an Israeli footballer as part of an apparent slur.
Bahrain football media officer Mohammed Al Mudaweb posted a series of tweets claiming PR Office founder Shimon Cohen - who is from Wales - was born in Tel Aviv and played football for Israel in the 1960s.