Arsenal were left relieved this morning after the club shop on Queensland road was the subject of a robbery last night.
It’s believed the criminals had planned to steal the Frenchman but had to make do with a range of merchandise instead.
The Metropolitan police released a statement this morning, saying, “Police in Islington were called to Emirates Stadium, Queensland Road at 23:27hrs on Tuesday, 29 August following reports of a burglary at a commercial premise
“Officers attended and found that the front of the Arsenal FC store had been broken into and a large quantity of merchandise had been stolen. The suspects made off in a car and two mopeds.”
Thankfully the former French international was not on the premises at the time, but the club must now count the cost of the good stolen.
The police have listed a manifest of the stolen items and have asked the public to keep an eye out, especially if they’re offered Arsenal gear by dodgy looking blokes who may or may not be on mopeds.
They ask that particular focus be on:
3,000 -Yaya Sanogo shirts (XL)
745 – pairs of Alexis Sanchez branded throwing gloves
1 – Lucas Perez’s sense of self-worth
376 inflatable Oxlade-Chamberlain Oxen saying ‘Feed the Ox and he will score’
5000 Hector Bellerin hair-bands
1 – Comedy sized Arsenal cheque-book (unopened)
It’s also reported that the thieves made off with the entire supply of one vowel from the shirt printing section of the shop, and have warned people to be on the lookout for E dealers over the coming days.