Arsenal stars mock stoke ahead of Premier League clash... or do they?
Arsenal face Stoke in the Premier League today, renewing a particular clash of styles between the two teams.
Photos have emerged this morning of three Arsenal stars dressed up in rugby gear ahead of the clash, with a big 'ready for Stoke' sign. Not the cleverest idea ahead of the big clash perhaps?
Except it's a huge fake. The trio actually dressed in rugby gear back in December as part of a training tie-up with Munster rugby team.
The Mail explained last year: "Gary O'Driscoll, the current Arsenal doctor, worked with Ireland and also the Lions. Former Ireland hooker Jerry Flannery - who was forced to retire last year - and countryman Johnny O'Connor are in the Arsenal strength and conditioning team."
See the original picture below:
Check out Munster Rugby's latest signings! Podolski, Cazorla and Ozil ! pic.twitter.com/j6Ms1wq0Fo— Colm Coughlan (@jamescolm) December 13, 2013
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