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Today we feature Olayinka Salaudeen @ykgunnerz a top Arsenal fan from Nigeria. Olayinka overtime via her Twitter handle has shown to be just as passionate, opinionated and knowledgeable as any Arsenal fan out there. In an environment where most males are quick to use gender as a basis to dismiss footballing knowledge, Olayinka has ensured she will not be cowed when it comes to sharing her opinion on Arsenal.
— Olayinka (@ykgunnerz) February 1, 2018
Danny Welbeck… Can u please just grow a bit taller so Chelsea can come in for u?…. Thanks pic.twitter.com/dyuaFOZIQE
— Olayinka (@ykgunnerz) January 29, 2018
Olayinka is a mom, a wife, a graduate of mass communication and a football analyst. She currently working with one of Nigeria’s top sports stations Brilla TV where she features on the Naija Gooners corner. She likes to describe herself as a die-hard Gooner. We asked her a few questions, see her responses below.
Q. When did you start supporting the club?
A. Started supporting Arsenal in 2006…watched in the UCL final against Barcelona and felt they deserve to win… Fell in love with their playing style.
Q. What attracted you to the club?
A. I love their playing style, the one-touch sexy football just like the one we witnessed against Everton.
Q. Who is your favourite all-time Arsenal player?
A. Thiery Henry…. Saw him and shook his hands when he came for the Guinness show in Nigeria. I was star struck… A dream came true. Lol
4. Who is your current favourite player in the team?
A. Jack Wilshere
Q. Your worst Arsenal signing?
A. Kim Kallstrom
Q. If you could sign one player to join Arsenal who would it be? (no Messi or Ronaldo)
A. Paulo Dybala…a very good player who will improve our team massively
Q. If you had one ticket to watch Arsenal against any other team which team would you pick?
A. Chelsea…its always an explosive game against the blues…
Q. Your all-time worst Arsenal game?
A. The Carling cup final against Birmingham… I was 100% sure we were going to win… Went to the viewing centre fully kitted…was trolled badly after the Martins goal I felt like disappearing… Lol
Q. Your all-time favourite Arsenal game?
A. The 2014 FA cup final. I was ecstatic when Ramsey scored the winning goal and we finally ended the trophy drought.
Q. What would be a measure of success for you this season?
A. Top four, Carabao cup and the Europa League trophy.
Q. Do you prefer individual goals or team worked goals?
A. Team goal just like the one against Norwich…lovely one-touch football… Nothing like it….👌
Q. If you could relegate one Premier League team who would it be?
Q. Which new signing are you most excited by?
A. The Batman… Aubameyang!… I think he’s gonna be a great signing for us.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 4, 2018
Q. If you were on the Titanic that also had Arsenal players on it, and you had access to take just one Arsenal player with on the last available lifeboat with you would you pick and why?
A. Jack Wilshere… I just love his passion and commitment towards the club
Q. In one word, how would you describe your relationship with Arsenal
Q. What do you think is the biggest challenge being a female football lover on social media
A. Like someone told me that he is sure a man is running my twitter account…That my football tweets are too smart for a lady… Lol
That sums it all up!!
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