Arsenal are one of the biggest supported clubs in the world, with the Gunners known across the globe for their class both on and off the pitch and the rich history that makes the north London side one of the most acclaimed in England.
As well as their success in the past, Arsenal have the honor of being the most successful club in London, an achievement which alone has played a key role in drawing millions around the world to choose the Gunners as their side to support.
And given Arsenal’s status as one of the biggest in Europe and the most successful in the British capital of London, the Gunners have attracted many famous faces and won their hearts, and here are just six of those celebrities.
One of the most famous Arsenal fans in the world of acting and one who is very vocal about their support, certified cool guy Idris Elba has consistently made his love for the Gunners open to the public.
From opening up about Arsenal on the hit YouTube show Hot Ones to having a cameo appearance in the 2019/20 Adidas kit launch, Elba wears his love for the north London side on his sleeve and isn’t afraid to show it.
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– ESR (@TetasArmy) September 16, 2013
Music and football go hand-in-hand, and for Jay-Z, the record-breaking American rapper adopted Arsenal as his English football club of choice, with a little bit of influence from Coldplay leadman Chris Martin.
As well as being a fan, Jay-Z even offered the Arsenal squad an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City in 2010 had they won silverware that season, something Arsene Wenger’s side, typically, failed to do.
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– Bobnasa (@bobnasa) October 12, 2017
Daisy Ridley exploded onto the scene in 2015 with her starring role in the new Star Wars trilogy, and as well as etching her way into movie history, the 30-year-old actress is also a huge Arsenal fan as revealed in an interview with Vogue .
Ridley and Elba aren’t the only A-list British actors who are fans of the Arsenal, though, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield even Sir Ian McKellen all supporters of the north London side.
Very few musicians can hold a candle to what Mick Jagger has achieved during his career, yet not many people will be aware that the Rolling Stones legend is actually a supporter of Arsenal.
The Rock and Roll icon revealed in an interview with FIFA that he and his family are all supporters of the Gunners, with other huge musicians such as Sean Combs, Roger Daltrey and Rihanna also said to be fans of Arsenal.
Footballers and athletes supporting Arsenal is hardly a revelation, yet when one of those people is Diego Maradona, you have to sit up and question ‘why’ and ‘how’.
However, the fact appears to be true, with the iconic Argentine footballer revealing in a 2008 interview via Football London that he is a fan of the north London side when in England and enjoyed their style of play under Wenger.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry
Arguably the most famous pair on this list, her majesty herself Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry are believed to be Arsenal fans, a theory that has been backed by both Wenger and Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is also a huge supporter of the Gooners.
With Prince William the current president of the FA and a massive Aston Villa supporter, football runs deep in the royal family, yet for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry, Arsenal is their club of choice, something that the future king-in-waiting might regret not choosing as well.
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