West Ham Stadium Announcer Mixes Up Matteo Guendouzi Substitution With David Luiz
By Mike Parrott
David Luiz was announced to come on against West Ham in the second-half, however, Matteo Guendouzi was the one coming on, much to the regret of the Arsenal announcer.
With Arsenal 3-1 up against West Ham United at the London Stadium, Arsenal Interim Manager wanted to rotate Granit Xhaka with a substitution, and was bringing on Matteo Guendouzi.
However, the announcer thought it was actually David Luiz.
⚒️ West Ham's players aren't the only ones having a nightmare tonight...- ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) December 9, 2019
♂️ The stadium announcer said that David Luiz replaced Granit Xhaka when it was really Matteo Guendouzi pic.twitter.com/rwfCpNmX0e
The curly-haired duo can easily be mistaken with their Sideshow-Bob-esque hairstyles. And the Arsenal Stadium announcer won't have been the first to mix them up.
Just unfortunately, his voice is echoed around the 60,000 London Stadium.
Announcer at London Stadium: "Leaving the field No.34 Granit Xhaka. He's replaced by No.23 David Luiz- James Benge (@jamesbenge) December 9, 2019
"Beg your pardon, No.29 Matteo Guendouzi."
An awkward moment as the stadium announcer says David Luiz has come on... when it's actually Matteo Guendouzi! :see_no_evil:- Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 9, 2019
:on: Guendouzi (not David Luiz)
⚒ 1-3 (87) pic.twitter.com/iMc8zb4Bml
Arsenal went on to win the game without David Luiz, beating West Ham United 3-1 with goals from Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
However, the Stadium Annoucer will now make his rounds on Twitter for the next couple days with the mic-up made on his behalf
Stadium announcer got David Luiz and Guendouzi mixed up. Bet they're actually the same person anyway. 1-3 (90)- ByTheMinute Premier League (@ByTheMinPL) December 9, 2019