ARSENAL have released their squad photo for the 2023/24 season along with the Community Shield and a little-known team member.
The Gunners showcased their Community Shield trophy, which they won earlier this season after beating Manchester City on penalties at Wembley Stadium.
But it wasn’t just the shiny piece of silver that caught people’s attention, it was also a member of the team you don’t normally see.
Arsenal’s team dog, named ‘Win’, was also featured front and center in the squad photo.
Win was introduced into the Gunners squad by Mikel Arteta last season and regularly roams the training ground.
The Chocolate Labrador has quickly become a fan favorite and accordingly The times She was brought in after a study showed that petting a dog can be calming and reduce stress.
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!”
While another added: “I love the dog too!”
A third joked: “Win is the real captain of the team.”
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Rival fans commented on Arsenal displaying the Community Shield in their photo, with many teasing the club for displaying it.
One wrote: “I think it’s so funny that Community Shield is there.”
A second chimed in with the words: “All they have to show for their best season in 20 years is a dog and a plate.”
Another joked: “Wait, they’re taking a team photo with the Community Shield?” Did I miss the parade?!”
Despite the joke, it is common practice for teams to display the Community Shield in their squad photos if they are the current holders of the trophy.
Arsenal are hoping to expand their trophy cabinet and showcase even more trophies in their team photos next season.
The Gunners start their Champions League campaign tomorrow when they host PSV in their first game in the competition since the 2016/17 season.