Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has revealed that he’d take German chancellor Angela Merkel to go and watch Arsenal if they win the upcoming General Election.
A proud supporter of the Gunners, the 68-year-old spoke to Copa90 recently about both sport and politics whilst reminiscing about positive times at Arsenal.
Arsene Wenger’s future has left the supporter base divided in their opinion about whether significant changes must be made, though Corbyn called for both compassion and patience in the Frenchman’s ability to turn the current situation around.
Voting for this year’s General Election begins tomorrow and public relations between current prime minister Theresa May and many heads of state within the EU have become strained, according to the Standard.
As a result, he has said he’d attempt to use both his and Merkel’s shared passion for sport to build a rapport if Labour won the election.
“With Angela Merkel, we can discuss football and Brexit,” Corbyn stated. “I want to say to her that I like the German fanbase model [of running football clubs]. Then I’ll invite her to come and watch Arsenal.”
It’s too close to predict who will win the election at present, though Corbyn is likely to stick true to his word in attempts to improve relations between the UK and other European countries if elected.