Arsenal release squad photo with Community Shield as fans all spot little-known member of the team
ARSENAL have released their squad photo for the 2023/24 season alongside the Community Shield and a little-known member of the team.
The Gunners showed off their Community Shield trophy that they picked up earlier this season after they beat Manchester City on penalties at Wembley.
But it wasn’t just the shiny piece of silverware that caught people’s attention, but also a member of the team that isn’t normally seen.
Arsenal ’s team dog, named “Win”, was also front and centre in the squad photo.
Win was introduced into the Gunners’ set up last season by Mikel Arteta and regularly roams the training ground.
The chocolate Labrador has quickly become a fan favourite and according to The Times she was brought in following research which shows petting a dog can be calming and reduce stress levels.
Fans were quick to react to the unusual addition to the squad photo on social media, but many seemed to love it.
One said: “Great squad…let’s get it! The Labrador completes this squad!”
Whilst another added: “Love the dog too!”
A third joked: “Win is the real captain of the team.”
Rival fans commented on Arsenal including the Community Shield in their photo with many teasing the club for showing it off.
One wrote: “The Community Shield being there is so funny to me.”
A second piled in saying: “All they have to show for their best season in the 20 years is a dog and a dinner plate.”
Another joked: “Wait they’re having a team picture with the Community Shield? Did I miss the parade?!”
Despite the joking it is common practice for teams to display the Community Shield in their squad photos if they’re the current holders of the trophy.
Arsenal will be hoping they can add to their trophy cabinet and display even more silverware in their team snaps next season.