Social Zone: Arsenal win takes heat off Arteta and piles it back on Bruce

Gunners thrash West Brom in the EFL Cup, while Newcastle go out on penalties to Burnley...but didn’t lose, okay?

SOCCER: Arsenal beat a weakened West Brom 6-0 on Wednesday night to progress in the EFL Cup and ease the pressure on Mikel Arteta. Twitter traffic was down by about 80%. That was, however, until Newcastle bowed out of the competition on penalties to Burnley.

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SOCCER: All's now well in Arsenal World now, though - they've scored an elaborate goal.

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SOCCER: Proper pre-match entertainment.

Here's Columbus Crew's Lucas Zelarayan wowing the commentators in the Skills Challenge ahead of the All-Star game.

Zelarayan topped the leaderboard in the shooting and touch challenge

He then went on to play 30 minutes as the best of Major League Soccer beat the best of Mexico's Liga MX on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

SOCCER: I could watch this kind of stuff all day.

SOCCER: It may be small but boy is that trophy heavy.

OLYMPICS: Security should have pinned her to the floor, labelled her a flight risk and locked her up in solitary for 48 hours. And then checked to see if she was still laughing.

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PARALYMPICS: Just incredible.

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