Arsenal’s eyes at the 2022 World Cup will be on Daichi Kamada for Japan, as the Eintracht Frankfurt star looks to pick up his fine form in Qatar.
But not because they want to sign the Japanese forward, specifically. In fact, Arsenal fans already love him, no matter who he plays for, with the 26-year-old Wikipedia page (opens in a new tab) calling him a “liberator” for North Londoners at one point.
For a fanbase that has given the Arsenal Fan TV world the ’27 until he’s 28′ argument and a campaign to make Gunnersaurus not redundant, perhaps we should expect this level of nonsense…
Daichi Kamada is an Arsenal legend, despite never playing for the club
Heroes can come from any source. This was done in 2019.
Unai Emery’s reign of terror in north London came to an end after 18 months in charge when the under-fire Spaniard was sacked after a Europa League defeat. The opposition that night at the Emirates Stadium? Eintracht Frankfurt. The scorer of the two goals that got Emery fired? Daichi Kamada.
Social media went into a frenzy at the time, with Arsenal fans hailing all Japanese people for his contribution to the manager’s dismissal. Poor Unai.
Arsenal legend Daichi Kamada plays. However, Tomi is benched. https://t.co/pd1PVlAFyZNovember 23, 2022
Of course, Takehiro ‘Tomi’ Tomiyasu is one of two Japanese stars on this team absolutely adored by the Gooner faithful.
I tell you what, I’ve never celebrated an Arsenal defeat like this. Daichi Kamada is an Arsenal legend and no one can convince me otherwise. Will forever be etched in our hearts❤️ https://t.co/44Rh8jFHeSNovember 15, 2022
Many Arsenal fans joined in the chorus to celebrate Kamada’s double, which ended Emery’s miserable tenure in charge.
Daichi Kamada Club De Futbol https://t.co/9Nk0Rw9qyH pic.twitter.com/iqxwHTaE6wMay 7, 2020
Kamada’s Wikipedia page was actually changed after the striker’s star turn at the Emirates.
Arsene Wenger succeeded in Japan the year before the birth of Daichi Kamada? Probably inspired the boy’s parents to design the footballer who would end Respectball on the mat. He just left and started again.November 28, 2019
Maybe it was all part of Arsene Wenger’s plan?