There’s plenty of similarities between Jeremy Corbyn and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
Both have held onto their jobs despite huge criticism of their leadership, but the main one is they both undoubtedly love the Arsenal.
But while Wenger has spent 20 years trying to shape and mould the club to be the best club it can be, Corbyn has spent that time using his position of power in the Houses of Parliament to praise how good the Gunners are.
So as we enter football’s summer break, what better way to use our time than look back at all the instances of Jeremy Corbyn using parliamentary time to publicly prove his love for the Gunners.
There was the time in April 2004 where Corbyn was one of four signatories of a Parliamentary early day motion that proposed Arsenal were the best team in the world.
“This House believes that Arsenal is the best club football team in the world at the moment and admires them for the fluency and poetry that they have brought to the beautiful game,” is basically Parliament’s version of ‘We’re by far the greatest team, the woooorld has ever seen.’
Then there was the time the MP for Islington North was one of five signatories congratulating Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph in 2015.
In fact, he’s been at it for over two decades. Here, he congratulated Arsenal’s Women’s team in 1995.
Corbyn was the primary sponsor of the motion that stated: “This house congratulates Arsenal Women’s Football Club in completing a unique league and cup double without conceding a game; applauds all women footballers; and calls for greater media coverage of their game.
Also, fair play to Corbyn for calling for greater media coverage of the women’s game all the way back in 1995.
Corbyn was also the man behind celebrating the Gunners’ Invincibles year…
This motion had 19 signatories, and the proposal praised Arsenal for their ‘wonderful performance’ over the course of the season.
Interestingly Diane Abbott was one of the co-signatories after Arsenal went 38 games unbeaten that season – though according to Abbott, they actually were unbeaten in 42.
That was before another politician came in with some mega amendment bantz.
Ulster Unionist Party member David Burnside was clearly irked by Corbyn’s celebratory antics, and, in typical Spurs fan fashion, just couldn’t let it lie.
Corbyn has also signed a motion congratulating Greece on their 2004 European Championship victory, as well as celebrating the success of AFC Wimbledon.
And Corbyn’s favourite player? Who else…