It’s often quite hard not to think of Arsene Wenger as some kind of elder relative – and the Arsenal boss has lived up to that role in a recent video in which he teaches his players how to knit.
In an advert for the Arsenal Foundation’s Christmas jumper day, Wenger shows Alexandre Lacazette, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers how to knit their own festive sweatshirt.
Lacazette looks somewhat nervous and slightly terrified, Holding finds the whole process a little difficult and Chambers just looks delighted to have his manager’s attention.
Footballers acting badly is one of the world’s great genres, and this is up there among some of the finest work.
This will definitely go down well with Arsenal’s notoriously understanding fanbase.
“We’ve got Sarri, who can wake football up again.”
David Villa was definitely born on his due date.
Can this please stop?
Sometimes it’s okay to go back.
Strap yourselves in. This is a biggie.
Exactly a quarter of them play for Chelsea.
It’s time to stop listening to Three Lions now.
We’d love to see this game played in real life.
They already love his “powerful right leg”.
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