Arsenal lost their third English Premier League game in the 2023-24 season against West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium
During Arsenal’s clash against West Ham United, a young Gunners mascot, Maxwell Mickie-Faseun, was seen walking with Martin Odegaard drew attention by proudly wearing a Yoruba native cap, Soccernet.ng reports.
Despite the Gunners’ efforts, the game concluded in a 2-0 loss against the Hammers in front of their home fans, marking Arsenal’s third defeat in the English Premier League this season.
The defeat dampened the spirits of the fans, but the young mascot’s choice to don the Yoruba native cap, a distinctive attire popular among Yoruba men, resonated with Yoruba-origin fans and others alike.
Walking onto the pitch alongside the Danish midfielder, Odegaard, the boy exuded joy, adding a unique touch to the Arsenal jersey he wore with pride.
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Amidst the match’s disappointment, as Mikel Arteta’s side struggled to secure a point, the game’s defining moments included Jarrod Bowen setting up Tomas Soucek to open the scoring just 13 minutes into the game.
Despite Arsenal’s attempts to level the scoreline, James Ward-Prowse’s set piece led to Konstantinos Mavropanos rising high to connect with a towering header that deflected off the post into the top right corner.
Defeat at Emirates Stadium. pic.twitter.com/MlVUCWSjlR
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 28, 2023
This loss sees Arsenal slip to the fourth position in the league standings. With an eye on their upcoming fixture against Fulham, the Gunners are eager to bounce back from this setback.