Arsenal Fans in Kenya Hold Special Prayer Session After Resounding 5:0 Victory Over Crystal Palace

Arsenal Fans in Kenya Hold Special Prayer Session After Resounding 5:0 Victory Over Crystal Palace

Robert Abong'o
updated at January 22, 2024 at 7:50 AM
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  • Arsenal fans in Kenya met at the Friends Quaker Church for a special prayer session
  • This came after their team thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0 in the English Premier League
  • The win propelled the Gunners to the same point tally as Manchester City and Aston Villa

Arsenal enthusiasts in Nairobi, Kenya convened at the Friends Quaker Church on Ngong Road for a special prayer session on Sunday, January 21.

This was an act of gratitude and seeking divine favour for their beloved team following a spectacular 5-0 triumph over Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Clad in their red jerseys, the fans attended a morning service, where they joyously sang praises and extended thanks to their team's impressive performance.

Arsenal fans in Nairobi convened at the Friends Quaker church on Ngong Road for a special prayer session. Photos: Citizen TV and Justin Setterfield/Getty Images.
Arsenal fans held a special prayer session at the Friends Quaker Church in Nairobi after Arsenal's win against Crystal Palace. Photos: Citizen TV and Justin Setterfield/Getty Images.
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A video of the prayer session, shared by Citizen Digital on X, captured the fervent prayers offered by the fans, hoping for continued success for Arsenal in the ongoing season.

The Gunners' 5-0 victory against Crystal Palace injected new life into their pursuit of the Premier League title.

Centre-back, Gabriel played a pivotal role, scoring the opening goal with a header and contributing to an own goal by Palace goalkeeper, Dean Henderson.

Leandro Trossard added another goal on the hour mark before substitute, Gabriel Martinelli secured two more strikes in stoppage time.

The win propelled Mikel Arteta's squad to the same point total as Manchester City and Aston Villa, trailing leaders Liverpool by just two points.

"We wanted to start the second part of the season with a great performance, with a great result, and build that positivity and momentum again. I think the boys did a good job," Arteta said as quoted by Hindustan Times.

Arsenal overcome early season struggles

Arsenal had faced a challenging period with just one win in seven games before a rejuvenating two-week winter break in Dubai, with the warm weather appearing to have revitalised the team and culminating in the resounding victory over a struggling Crystal Palace.

The Eagles, having won only once in 12 games, find themselves precariously positioned above the relegation zone, adding to the pressure on 76-year-old manager, Roy Hodgson.

However, Arsenal's lack of a dedicated goal-scorer has been scrutinised and amid their recent struggles, the fact that one of their defenders ended the goal drought would be a lingering concern for Arteta.

Arteta identifies three players he wants at Arsenal

Sports Brief also previously reported that Mikel Arteta has reportedly identified three players he wants the Gunners to sign in January.

Signing both a defender and a central midfielder is a priority for the North Londoners, but their summer spending makes this tricky.

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