Arsenal fans raised concerns after the “bad omen” Drake was photographed sporting an Arsenal jersey. The fear of the alleged Drake Curse has forced the fans to believe that they might not win the Premier League this season.
Due to their stunning start to the season, the north Londoners have been seen as a club that could challenge Man City, the current champions, for the English top-flight title this season. The season has been off to a rough start for other top clubs.
Canadian rapper Drake might ruin Arsenal’s title hopes, according to the club’s supporters. That came after the superstar was seen sporting a Gunners jersey, which sparked rumors of a coming curse popularly known as the drake curse.
The Drake Curse implies that any sports team or sports personality the Canadian rapper associate with or flaunt their shirts ahead of a match or good expectation, there is always a high chance that something bad will happen.
Hence, some Arsenal supporters are not happy Drake’s decision to pose in Arsenal’s shirt could limit the team’s chances of ending its 18-year Premier League title drought.
Arsenal Fans fear losing the EPL title over Drake Curse
Drake, a Canadian rapper, is a major sports aficionado and is frequently seen hanging out with the best athletes in the world.
Some, however, believe the musician to be unlucky. That’s because many athletes and teams connected to Drake immediately saw their sporting aspirations crumble.
The team of Mikel Arteta is presently in first place with an incredible 27 points, having won nine of their previous 10 EPL games.
The team headquartered at the Emirates Stadium won with a four-point lead over Man City in second place, who lost their most recent match against Liverpool at Anfield.
The “Drake Curse” has affected the sports of basketball, tennis, NFL, UFC, and boxing.
And earlier this year, Ferrari’s driver experienced an engine failure mid-race as a result of Drake’s enormous wager on F1 star Charles Leclerc to win the Spanish Grand Prix.
Jadon Sancho and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, two football players, have experienced the curse’s negative repercussions.
Teams like Manchester City and PSG suffered significant losses after collaborating with Drake.
And only last night, Real Madrid destroyed Barcelona in the El Clasico as Barcelona sported a special jersey honoring Drake for becoming the first artist to receive 50 billion Spotify streams.
Drake also made a sizable wager on Barcelona to win the match.
His £500,000 wager also called for Arsenal to defeat Leeds, which they narrowly did.
However, since Drake was later seen sporting an Arsenal’s club jersey, the club’s supporters are afraid for the worse.
Arsenal currently leads the Premier League standings by four points and is vying for its first championship since 2004.
However, some devoted Arsenal fans believe Drake’s most recent appearance in a vintage jersey from the 2005–06 season may be enough to put an end to their hopes.
The Drake curse continues pic.twitter.com/h5qUbVPUog— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) October 16, 2022
“Bro needs to stop wearing our shirt,” one Arsenal fan lamented on social media, “will continue to curse us”.
Drake winning $12,240,000 on a single roulette spin in Arsenal's iconic 2005/06 shirt is a vibe 😅 pic.twitter.com/BfzieJiXVA— SPORTbible (@sportbible) October 18, 2022
What Next for Arsenal?
The Gunners are supposed to host Pep Guardiola’s men at the Emirates Stadium in the midweek but the match has been postponed due to the fixture’s conjunction. Meanwhile, Arsenal will lock horns with PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League on Thursday, 20 October 2022.