Wednesday, July 18, 2012


 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.

In 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.

But 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.

Chinese 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.

Vermaelen, 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 just amazing.

Courtesy of DAILYMAIL

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