The Kardashian curse is attacking! Arsenal’s late-season collapse has been linked to Kim’s visit to the Emirates along with the Gunners’ title challenge since the reality TV star emerged.
The end of Arsenal’s Premier League hopes has been jokingly linked to the ‘Kardashian curse’ in which the Gunners’ title challenge has collapsed since Kim’s visit to the Emirates stadium.
Manchester City were confirmed as Premier League champions for the third successive season on Saturday, following Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.
City will be awarded the Premier League trophy following their match against Chelsea on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s side stormed Arsenal in the final weeks of the season, with the Gunners seeing a comfortable lead slip away amid a late-season slump.
CBS Sports The Gunners’ poor form has been linked to Kim Kardashian’s visit in March, with Arteta’s men picking up 15 points from a possible 30 since then.
Arsenal’s title challenge collapse jokingly linked to ‘Kardashian curse’
Man City were confirmed as Premier League champions while Arsenal lost to Nottingham Forest
Kim Kardashian visited the Emirates in March before the Gunners’ form slumped
The reality star was spotted in the stands during Arsenal’s Europa League second leg against Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates, which saw the hosts go down on penalties.
Kardashian brought her son Saint to the match, with the seven-year-old a keen Arsenal fan.
Before kick-off, striker Eddie Nketiah gave Kim a shirt with ‘Kardashian 1’ on the back and congratulated his son and friends.
Arsenal’s official Instagram page shared the video and captioned it: ‘Eddie welcomes @KimKardashian to the Emirates Stadium.’
Arsenal picked up wins in their next two matches following Kardashian’s visit, beating both Crystal Palace and Leeds 4-1.
The Gunners then had three straight draws against Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton, before relinquishing control of the title race with their 4-1 defeat at City.
While the Gunners bounced back with wins over Chelsea and Newcastle, a 3-0 loss to Brighton and a 1-0 loss against Nottingham Forest ended their title challenge.
Arsenal fans have previously called on Kardashian to stay away from their matches following claims of a ‘curse’ following March’s Europa League exit.
Arsenal have picked up 15 points from a possible 30 since Kardashian’s visit to the Emirates
Mikel Arteta’s side saw off Man City’s onslaught in the final weeks of the Premier League season
Arsenal fans told Kardashian to stay away after attending Sporting’s Europa League exit
He also took Saint to watch Paris Saint Germain on their trip to Europe, where the French side suffered a shock defeat at home to Rennes.
The ‘Kardashian curse’ is often referred to in Hollywood circles.
However, the curse often refers to the belief that the headline-grabbing family happens to ‘hex’ all their ex-partners, whose lives are then thrown into disarray after separating from them.
News/Image Sources: Daily Mail