In Arsenal's latest press conference, Arsène Wenger has responded to criticism that he is not taking the season seriously.
Joined by two of his first team players, Hector Bellerin and Santi Cazorla, Wenger claimed that he and the team had “left no stone unturned” in their preparations and that they are “taking it extremely seriously”.
What becomes clear to people watching the video, hosted on The Arsenal Foundation’s Facebook Page, is that this is no ordinary press conference. As the camera pans out, Bellerin and Cazorla are revealed to be wearing Christmas Jumpers (which are available in Arsenal’s stores) and ludicrous festive decorations.
As silliness is set to sweep the nation on Friday 16 December for Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day – Wenger, Bellerin and Cazorla called a press conference to let the British public know that they’ll be taking it very seriously.
“That’s right boss, we’re completely focused. 110%” says Arsenal’s right-back Bellerin as his antler head-dress snaps in half, leaving Cazorla looking bewildered.
Wenger asks everyone to follow in Arsenal’s footsteps and sign up to Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.
“Wear a woolly. Save the Children. Silly just got serious” says Wenger.
To help raise funds for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, Arsenal Football Club has created a range of exclusive festive Arsenal knits, worn by Bellerin and Cazorla in the video, which each carry a 20% donation of the RRP (£35) to Save the Children. The Arsenal Christmas Jumpers are exclusively available (while stocks last) from ArsenalDirect.com and the Club’s three superstores, and are back in stock from this Friday 2nd December.
By signing up, sticking on a silly sweater and donating to Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 16 December, you’ll help to make sure the world’s forgotten children get to have a brighter future.
The Arsenal Foundation has been supporting Save the Children as their global partner since 2011 and has raised more than £2million to support the charity’s life-saving work. Most recently the Club has worked with Save the Children to build football pitches for vulnerable children in Iraq and Indonesia, as well as donating £500,000 at Arsenal’s Legends Match to build football pitches in Jordan and Somalia.