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Arsenal fans are convinced Oleksandr Zinchenko delayed taking a throw-in to hear his chant

Daniel Marland

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Arsenal fans are convinced Oleksandr Zinchenko delayed taking a throw-in to hear his chant

Arsenal supporters think Oleksandr Zinchenko took his time with a throw-in against Bournemouth so he could hear the away end sing his song. Check out the footage below:

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The Gunners made it three wins from three with a dominant 3-0 victory at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday evening.

Zinchenko played the full 90 minutes and it looks like he decided to bask in his own glory for a few seconds.

Arsenal fans started singing their new full-back's song, which is to the tune of '80s smash-hit 'Gold' by Spandau Ballet, in the second half.

Ukraine international Zinchenko was collecting the ball for a throw-in and slightly delayed taking it, walking up and down the touchline repeatedly.

It took Zinchenko around 20 seconds to take the throw-in. (Image Credit: Dwayneeee007/TikTok)
It took Zinchenko around 20 seconds to take the throw-in. (Image Credit: Dwayneeee007/TikTok)

You could argue that he was waiting for the right moment to throw. But many are convinced he was too engrossed in hearing: "Zinchenko! Always believe in your soul, you've got the power to know, you're indestructible..."

Fans have reacted to the footage and they're not the begrudging the 25-year-old enjoying his moment, given his performances since arriving from Manchester City in July.

One person said: "I swear Arsenal fans have the best chants I'd do the same."

Another commented: "Loving this Zinchenko appreciation atm."

A third tweeted: "He low-key buzzes off this you can tell."

While someone put: "I'd pull out all the tricks to make sure I got this moment."

Zinchenko in action against Bournemouth. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Zinchenko in action against Bournemouth. (Image Credit: Alamy)

The travelling Arsenal support were in fine voice on the south coast and the man who received most love, by far, was William Saliba.

Saliba has started all three of Arsenal's Premier League games after spending three years on loan in his native France.

He is 'like a new signing' personified and already a cult hero, evident by his chant to the tune of 'Tequila' by The Champs.

The song doesn't feature lyrics, bar the word tequila and a saxophone solo. Arsenal fans mimic the saxophone and then shout 'Saliba!' as loudly as possibly. Simple enough.

Martin Odegaard scored twice in the first 11 minutes to give Mikel Arteta's side a comfortable lead.

Saliba then popped up with his first goal for the club nine minutes into the second half, whipping a lovely left-footed effort past Cherries goalkeeper Mark Travers and into the top corner. Zinchenko's reaction said it all.

Featured Image Credit: @dwayneeee007/TikTok

Topics: Arsenal, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Bournemouth, Premier League

Daniel Marland
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