Arsenal fan, Jay Ajayi, will play in the Super Bowl tonight, as the New England Patriots face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL’s showpiece event.

The Super Bowl is the grand final of the NFL season, and this time around a Gunners’ fan will take part.

Ajayi is 24 years old and from London. He plays as a running back for the Philadelphia Eagles, and as mentioned, supports Arsenal.

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Daily Star on Sunday, 4 February, 2018

Two years ago, Ajayi visited the Emirates Stadium, while he was playing for the Miami Dolphins.

He told the club website his dad made sure he watched football, Arsenal in particular, even though he spent most of his life in America.

Despite the distance, the NFL star fell in love with the Gunners.

Ajayi still follows the club today.

As he prepared for the Super Bowl last week, he took some time out of his schedule to welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the club:

I’m sure he must be happy to see that the new club-record signing grabbed a goal on his debut.

Hopefully Ajayi is just as successful in the Super Bowl tonight.

Arsenal fans who are interested in watching a fellow supporter in one of the world’s biggest events can watch it from 11pm (GMT) on BBC and Sky Sports.