We've found the origin of the song West Ham and Arsenal fans are arguing over

We've got some right football drama going on here!

You really can't help but love a good football song. Whenever you go to a match, you really, really want fans to be singing in unison and not dead as a dodo... like some supporters.

There have been some great football songs over the years, from the Kevin Nolan song which is set to the tune of 'There's no limit', to 'Your teeth are offside' sung about Luis Suarez by Manchester United fans.

The origins of most football songs can be a bit of a mystery and when one team decides to re-word one of your songs, you can imagine a bit of a war will commence.

And that's what has happened between Arsenal and West Ham over a song about Dimitri Payet and Mesut Ozil. The song – set to the tune of Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus – was seemingly originally sung by Hammers fans about Payet: 

“We’ve got Payet, Dimitri Payet! I just don’t think you understand. He’s Super Slavs man, he’s better than Zidane. We’ve got Dimitri Payet!” 

But recently, Arsenal fans came up with a song for Ozil and it's very, very familiar: ‘We’ve got Ozil. Mesut Ozil. I just don’t think you understand. He’s Arsene Wenger’s man. He’s better than Zidane.’

As you can imagine, Hammers and Gunners fans are getting salty over who started the chant first...especially on Twitter: 

Blimey! It's all getting a bit nasty isn't it. Sure, the lyrics are seemingly by Hammers fans, but it it turns out that the song has been used by Newcastle, Cardiff and Celtic in recent years. However, the true origin (or at least as far back as we can find) belongs to... Manchester United fans! 

Yep, this video from 2010 seems to settle who came up with the chant 

If you reckon it goes further back than this, let us know in the comment section! 


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