Arsenal eyes at World Cup 2022 will be on Daichi Kamada for Japan, as the Eintracht Frankfurt star looks to take his good form to Qatar.
But not because they want to sign the Japanese forward, particularly. In fact, Arsenal supporters already adore him, regardless of who he plays for, with the 26-year-old's Wikipedia page (opens in new tab) labelling him as the "liberator" of the north Londoners at one stage.
For a fanbase who gave the world Arsenal Fan TV, the "27 until he's 28" argument and a campaign for Gunnersaurus not to be redundant, perhaps we should expect this level of nonsense…
Daichi Kamada is an Arsenal legend, despite having never played for the club
Heroes can come from all sources. This one was made in 2019.
Unai Emery's reign of terror in north London was brought to an end after 18 months in charge when the under-fire Spaniard was sacked after a defeat in the Europa League. The opposition that night at the Emirates Stadium? Eintracht Frankfurt. The scorer of the two goals that got Emery sacked? Daichi Kamada.
Social media went into a frenzy at the time with Arsenal fans all hailing the Japanese for his contribution in getting the manager fired. Poor Unai.
Arsenal's legend, Daichi Kamada is playing. However, Tomi is benched. https://t.co/pd1PVlAFyZNovember 23, 2022
Of course, Takehiro 'Tomi' Tomiyasu is one of two Japanese stars in this squad absolutely adored by the Gooner faithful.
I tell you what , I've never celebrated an Arsenal defeat like that. Daichi Kamada is an Arsenal legend and nobody can convince me otherwise. Will forever be etched in our hearts❤️ https://t.co/44Rh8jFHeSNovember 15, 2022
Plenty of Arsenal fans joined in the chorus to celebrate Kamada's brace, which ended a miserable tenure of Emery in charge.
Daichi Kamada Club De Futbol https://t.co/9Nk0Rw9qyH pic.twitter.com/iqxwHTaE6wMay 7, 2020
Kamada's Wikipedia page was actually changed after the forward's star turn at the Emirates.
Arsène Wenger manages in Japan the year before Daichi Kamada is born? Probably inspired the lad's parents to conceive the footballer who would end Respectball at the carpet. He's only gone and done it again.November 28, 2019
Perhaps it was all part of Arsene Wenger's plan?
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