Though it’s been a long-held belief among Arsenal fans for some time now, Gunners star Hector Bellerin has finally voiced what many have suspected for some time.
Namely that fellow Spaniard and teammate Nacho Monreal bears a striking resemblance to fellow Premier League star and beanpole Stoke City target man Peter Crouch.
Bellerin made the comparison public knowledge during a video on the Arsenal YouTube channel in which he described Monreal as Crouch’s younger brother.
It’s a resemblance we, for one, have long recognised, telling friends, family and anyone who will listen about just how similar they look.
And while there are some differences, we think Bellerin has actually crystalised the comparison by painting Monreal as Crouch’s younger brother.
After all, Crouch is most definitely a longer, more stretched out version of Monreal, rather than an out-and-out lookalike.
We can almost imagine a scenario, for instance, whereby Monreal is placed on a medieval “rack” and stretched to closer resemble the Potters hit man.
Whatever the case, the Crouch/Monreal comparison is something unique in the beautiful game.
Until now, most lookalikes have involved individuals both in and out of the game, with familiar lookalikes including Michael Ballack and Matt Damon as well as Ray Parlour and Charlie Dimmock.
But this has changed everything.
Can you think of any footballers who look like each other? Comment below…