Once upon a time, Diego Maradona said he wanted to play for Arsenal, but the move was blocked by the league at the time.

True story.


Since then, the Argentine has admitted being an Arsenal fan, saying in 2008, “They play beautiful football.

“They break quickly – they defend and attack as one. I am a fan of Arsenal when I am in England.

“When I was 19 they tried to buy me and another player from Argentinos Juniors – around the time Ricky Villa and Ossie Ardiles signed for Tottenham.

“But it didn’t happen. I sometimes wonder what might have happened.”

Even given all that, it still seems rather peculiar to see him sporting an Arsenal training polo shirt.

Peculiar and amazing. Obviously.

This isn’t the first time he’s been pictured in, or with, Arsenal gear. Here are some more snaps: