Mo Farah says it’s been an ‘amazing time’ at Arsenal since Unai Emery joined the club, but admitted he’s disappointed not to have been to more games recently.
Farah is well known as the most successful British track athlete in modern Olympic history, with four gold medals for the 5000m and 10,000m at the 2012 and 2016 events.
However, the 35-year-old is also a big Arsenal fan, and he spoke to Sport 360 on Thursday about how things are going for the Gunners under new management.
“It is an amazing time, but my wife has been to more games than I have,” he admitted. “I’ve been away training. I’m a bit gutted, in a way. I went back for the Leicester game and I was like ‘oh my days’ when we went 1-0 down. I was like, is it me who brought the bad luck?”
Fortunately, Arsenal went on to turn that game around and win 3-1, so Farah isn’t the bad-luck charm he feared he was.
Last year, after winning the 10,000m at the World Championships in London, the athlete gave a shout-out to Arsenal in his post-race interview, saying: “Thank you to all my Arsenal fans, and I think the big boss (Wenger) was watching me out here.”
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A couple of months later, he told reporters he was glad to be living in London again, so he could watch Arsenal in action more regularly. Clearly, that isn’t quite going to plan, with his training regimen as it is. With any luck, he’ll get more chances in the near future.