Former World Champion snooker player, Ronnie O’Sullivan, has admitted being starstruck by the most unlikely of former Arsenal players – Perry Groves.
The current world number two was speaking in an interview with Sport this week and revealed that the player, who was George Graham’s first signing as Arsenal manager, made him go a little giddy.
That’s starstruck, right?
O’Sullivan said “It’s a funny one, starstruck. Not really too often. But then I see Perry Groves just now, and obviously he was a big Arsenal player. I loved watching him when I was younger. Yeah – I suppose I was a bit starstruck!”
Groves played for Arsenal for six years, racking up 203 appearances and 28 goals between 1986 and 1992. He won the league twice (’89 and ’91) and the league cup in his first season, setting up Charlie Nicholas for the winner in his first season.
A cult figure amongst Arsenal fans, Groves endeared himself even further when, in 2010, he was challenged to wear the ‘Shirt of Hurt’ for Sport Relief, he paid £400 to the charity rather than wear a Spurs shirt.
We all live in a Perry Groves world….in case you didn’t know.