Arsenal vs Sporting: Kim Kardashian Spotted Cheering Gunners on Alongside Son Saint

Arsenal vs Sporting: Kim Kardashian Spotted Cheering Gunners on Alongside Son Saint

Rene Otinga
March 17, 2023 at 10:38 AM
  • Arsenal were paid a surprise visit by Kim Kardashian at the Emirates on Thursday, March 16
  • Arsenal unexpectedly crashed out via a penalty shootout and focus will now inevitably switch to the Premier League
  • Sections of fans joked ‘the Kardashian curse’ had struck Arsenal, hence the surprise exit from the competition

One of the biggest influencers in the world, Kim Kardashian, dipped her toes in the world of football as she was spotted at the Emirates Stadium for the Arsenal vs Sporting Lisbon Europa League clash.

She gave 348 million fans a surprise as she posted an image of herself live at the Emirates ahead of the clash.

Since then, snaps of the businesswoman have gone viral on social media, and it is safe to say she was not too interested in the game.

Kim Kardashian, Arsenal, Emirates
Kim Kardashian watches from the stands with her son Saint West during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on March 16, 2023.Photo by Marc Atkins
Source: Getty Images

However, as Sky Sport reports, her son Saint is a huge Arsenal fan, and the trip to the Emirates was largely a huge favour to him.

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On social media, Kim posted an image of herself at the stadium along with the caption: "send help SOS".

How the game went

As far as the game, Arsenal suffered a shock exit via a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw against the Portuguese giants.

Granit Xhaka had initially given Arsenal the lead after pouncing onto a rebound before Pedro Goncalves restored parity with a sensational long-range strike from 46 yards.

Sporting ended the tie with 10 men after Manuel Ugarte was given his marching orders for a dangerous tackle on Bukayo Saka.

The game eventually went to penalties as extra time was not enough to separate the two sides, and the visitors emerged victorious after Gabriel Martinelli missed his spot kick.

Arsenal fan left stunned by Goncalves stunner

Sports Brief also reported on the shock from a section of Arsenal fans after Pedro Goncalves’ stunning equalizer on Thursday.

The midfielder, who had his struggle in the Premier League at Wolves, noticed the goalkeeper was off his line, and decided to attempt the outrageous.

His lobbed strike from 43 yards left Ramsdale clutching air as Sporting drew level.

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