'I don't even like Arsenal': Gunners left red faced during hospital visit

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told a warming story of how an ill child embarassed key Arsenal players as they visited a local hospital.

Arsenal’s players made the superb gesture of visiting the Royal Free Hospital recently but were left red faced by the comments of one youngster.

Mikel Arteta, Wojciech Szczesny, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were among the players who attempted to bring some festive cheer to the ill children, though one embarrassed them when realising they played for the North London club.

“Nice to see some of the kids at the Royal Free hospital today to give them some Christmas presents. Best moment of the day was when we surprised one of them and the first thing they said with a straight face was, “I don’t even like Arsenal, can we get some Liverpool players”!!” said the Ox on Instagram.

Coincidentally Arsenal host Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend, with Arsenal the slight favourites though one youngster will be rooting for the away side to get a result at the Emirates Stadium.

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