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Transfer balls: can you identify the Arsenal ‘ace’ on his way to West Ham?

by | 17th, May 2016

Transfer balls: a look at desperate reporting. And it’s not just in print and on websites the newspapers can spin clicks from utter balls. On Twitter, the Sun has news of an “Arsenal ace” on his way to West Ham United.

Done deal: West Ham confirm signing of former Arsenal ace

arsenal ace

Who is it? Go on, Arsenal and West Ham fans, who is the ace in the photo above? We clicked the link and found this at the Sun:

Havard Nordtveit to join West Ham after Hammers announce free transfer for Norway star- Nordtveit, 25, to join from Borussia Monchengladbach on a free transfer

But what of his ace-tastic Arsenal career?

The Norway international, who joins on July 1, returns to London six years after leaving Arsenal – although he failed to make a first-team appearance in three years with the Gunners.

Or as the Metro puts it: “West Ham complete transfer of former Arsenal ace Havard Nordtveit.”

And in the Times: “Arsenal reject Nordtveit joins West Ham on free transfer.”

One paper’s “reject” is another ‘ace”.



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