The Arsenal team are probably the most active on the social network Twitter with Lukas Podolski, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla all players who often get in touch with each other and fans via the site on a regular basis.
But while the first team players are very interactive on their social media they are not a patch on the Young Gunners who incorporate the under-21 squad.
Following the NextGen Series this season has led to me adding many of these talented players over the past few months and you get to know them quite well.
One thing that is clear from the Arsenal dressing room is a real sense of team camaraderie and it is certainly fair to say that everyone seems to get on really well behind closed doors. Such team ethic went a long way toward the side’s success in the competition after overcoming a tough group and beating the reigning champions Inter Milan.
It is certainly fair to say that the likes of Nico Yennaris, Chuba Akpom, Hector Bellerin and Kristoffer Olsson are very much active on the site and it is refreshing to see.
They use the site properly to interact with each other and with fans in a positive manner even if some of them will occasionally poke fun at the misfortune of their rivals; even if just tongue in cheek.
But a great example of the banter that exists in the Arsenal youngster’s dressing room came to the fore on Thursday when it appeared one of the players, defender Zach Fagan, turned up with a pretty dodgy new barnet.
Fagan, who has been compared to Rio Ferdinand by club officials, showed off as dodgy a mop as the Manchester United defenders afro of 2004 with this short back and side’s number. It seems he didn’t quite go high up enough on the sides and could have done with a little more blending in throughout.
It had Chuba Akpom in shock in the background while Hector Bellerin just had to get a closer look at the monstrosity.
The more you look at it you definitely start to believe that he might have cut it himself with a breakfast bowl. However he looked pretty proud of his cut so who is to judge; whatever floats your boat I guess.
Here are some associated Tweets…
Naaa today's banter has been too much with the boys about Zac Fagan haircut LOOL— Nico Yennaris (@Nico_Yennaris) April 18, 2013
ZAC FAGAN has got it today with that hair cut #PrayForZach— Craig Eastmond (@craigleastmond) April 18, 2013
I need to get a trim! No Zach Fagan! @craigleastmond LOOOL— Jernade Meade (@Jernade_R_Meade) April 19, 2013
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