Imagine Arsenal playing shaolin soccer to win trophies; won't it be awesome? lol
Just when you thought you had seen everything in pre-season, Arsenal look to have taken it a step further.
an effort to combat a leaky defence that conceded 49 goals in the
Premier League last season, the club seem to have dabbled in the arts of
Shaolin – with Thomas Vermaelen leading the way.
The defender, fully clothed in the
attire, looked a natural learning the discipline which is enough to make
any striker worried about facing the centre-back next season.
fans concerned that becoming a Chinese warrior is taking defensive
duties a bit too far can relax as the art is only a tribute to Arsenal’s
fans in the Far East.
supporters greeted the Gunners team on a pre-season tour last year by
unveiling a banner with the Belgian dressed as a warrior.
Under the tutelage of Shaolin Kung Fu
master Shifu Shi Yan Kun, Vermaelen is (with the assistance of some
creative editing) captured completing a range of traditional moves that
are intended to reflect his style of play on the pitch.
who liked the supporters' artwork of him so much he asked to take the
banner home with him, said: ‘The welcome we had on tour last year was
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