Players & managers you won’t believe grew up supporting Arsenal

Michy Batshuayi

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Before Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi left Standard Liege for Marseille, he picked out Arsenal as his favourite team.

Batshuayi had previously made it clear that he would be interested in playing in the Premier League or the Bundesliga, and he has always been particularly impressed by the way the North London develop young players.

 Batshuayi told RTBF in 2014:

“I don’t think I will play for Standard next season.

“I want to move on. Maybe I will think about a longer stay if we play in the Champions League, but I want to progress as a player.

“My preferred destinations are England or Germany. If you ask my favourite team, I’ll say Arsenal.

“It is a club with a good philosophy, where youngsters get their chance. I’ve been an Arsenal fan since I was a kid.”

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