World Cup 2022: Why Arsenal fans call Japan forward Daichi Kamada a "club legend"

Daichi Kamada of Japan poses during the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 portrait session on November 15, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
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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

Daichi Kamada of Eintracht Frankfurt celebrates during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Eintracht Frankfurt at Emirates Stadium on November 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Daichi Kamada of Eintracht Frankfurt celebrates during the Europa League against Arsenal in November 2019, having netted a brace to secure a 2-1 win – as Unai Emery was sacked as Gunners boss in the aftermath (Image credit: TF-Images/Getty Images)

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. 

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Of course, Takehiro 'Tomi' Tomiyasu is one of two Japanese stars in this squad absolutely adored by the Gooner faithful. 

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Plenty of Arsenal fans joined in the chorus to celebrate Kamada's brace, which ended a miserable tenure of Emery in charge. 

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Kamada's Wikipedia page was actually changed after the forward's star turn at the Emirates.

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Perhaps it was all part of Arsene Wenger's plan?

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