Justin Bieber an Arsenal fan now? Mesut Ozil, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain give him training ground tour
A comprehensive guide to Justin Bieber's football club allegiances.
Guess who was spotted hanging out with Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain?
The Arsenal stars, who recently triumphed over Swansea in a 3-2 victory, seemed to unwind by hanging out with none other than Canadian popstar Justin Bieber. Bieber, who is currently in the United Kingdom for his Purpose Tour was present at London's Signor Sassi restaurant on Sunday, where he had dinner with birthday boy Mesut Ozil, according to a report The Telegraph.
Oxlade-Chamberlain was present for Bieber's concert at London's O2 arena on 4 October, and then treated Bieber to a late night tour of Arsenal's Colney training ground, where Mesut Ozil was present as well. Bieber and Ozil even snapped a picture together, where the young singer is seen posing with Ozil's Arsenal jersey while Ozil is holding a Purpose Tour tee.
Arsenal currently are sitting comfortably in second place in the English Premier League standings, level on points with leaders Manchester City. They face Bulgarian side Ludogrets on 19 October at the Emirates stadium, as they seek to consolidate their place in the Champions League.
These recent pictures showing Gunner Bieber have once again sparked debate about Bieber's favourite football club, with the singer regularly adding more of them to a seemingly endless list.
Justin's infamous dalliances with various football clubs began in 2011, when he brandished a Barcelona jersey on his visit to their training ground. His connection to Barcelona was reestablished in 2016 through his Instagram posts with Neymar, who he seemed very friendly with. Since 2011, he also went on to sport a full Chelsea kit, and even played in a match for Canadian side Stratford City.
In early 2015, much like Bieber himself, his football allegiance began its tour, stopping by Everton on the way, as he indicated through posts on Twitter:
Great times pic.twitter.com/r3ZGubfnYw
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) January 3, 2015
However, come December, kind words from Southend's Ryan Leonard, who credited Bieber's music for the end of his goal scoring drought, made the 'Baby' singer rethink his love for Merseyside.
— Southend United (@SUFCRootsHall) December 6, 2015
2016 was a whole different story though. Southend's League One spot makes them a rather unfashionable choice for an A list celebrity, so Bieber was quick to jump back on to the Premier League bandwagon:
The championship pic.twitter.com/9IQ78JaBZy
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) July 10, 2016
Fortunately for Arsenal, Justin hasn't found a reason to abandon ship yet, as recent pictures indicate.
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