Arsenal's Comedy Gold: Five Funniest Moments of the Century

Author: Brenda MIZERO
On:6/05/2024 12:00
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From unexpected gaffes to comical blunders, the Gunners have provided fans with plenty of amusement throughout the century.

While Arsenal's trophy cabinet might not boast European triumphs, their history on the domestic front is peppered with moments of sheer hilarity. Let's take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and revisit five of the funniest incidents that have etched themselves into Arsenal folklore.

1. The Pizzagate Incident

In 2004, after a match between Manchester United and Arsenal, a heated confrontation in the tunnel led to Arsenal player Cesc Fàbregas reportedly throwing pizza at Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. It became known as the "Pizzagate" incident and added a humorous twist to the intense rivalry between the clubs.

2. Arsène Wenger's Coat Struggle

Former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger was known for his stylish long coat on the sidelines. However, his struggle to zip it up or put it on properly often provided comedic moments for fans and commentators alike. Memes and jokes about Wenger's coat became a regular feature during his tenure at the club.

3.Nicklas Bendtner's Underpants Celebration

Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner scored a goal against rival Tottenham Hotspur in 2011 and celebrated by lifting his shirt to reveal a pair of sponsored underpants. The act was deemed inappropriate by many and resulted in a fine for Bendtner, but it also generated plenty of laughs and ridicule from fans and pundits.

4. Emmanuel Eboué's Shirt Confusion

During a match against Chelsea in 2008, Arsenal's Emmanuel Eboué mistakenly put on a second shirt after swapping with a teammate during halftime. The referee noticed the error and booked Eboué, leading to confusion and amusement among players and fans alike.

5. Wojciech Szczęsny's Prank on Robin van Persie

In 2011, Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny pulled a prank on teammate Robin van Persie during a team photo session. As the players lined up, Szczęsny stood behind van Persie and pretended to pick his nose, leading to laughter from both players and fans when the photo was later revealed.