December 6th, 2010

Black Tie ‘Ballers: Arsenal at SOS Charity Ball

On Sunday evening, Arsenal boys past and present (Titi was there!) came out in force for the SOS children’s charity event at Claridges in London.

The event was organised by ABC – a consortium made up of Aimee Van Ommen (Verma’s girlfriend), Bouchra Van Persie (Robin’s wifey) and Carla Dona Garcia (Cesc’s long time gal) in association with SOS in order to raise money for their orphanages in Zambia. The event was hosted by James Corden and boasted a DJ set from Pete Tong and a Selfridges sponsored fashion show amongst the entertainment.

What went down? Well, Robin Van Persie also treated everyone to a round of keepy-uppy on the stage, and managed not to break any limbs in the process (success!).

And, really, while we know you care about the charidee, Kickettes, we know you care about HQ photos of footballers (and their WAGs) just as much. So think about donating to this good cause, and enjoy the following photos of:

Alex and Olivia Song (lead pic, above).


Gael Clichy and girlfriend Charlene Suric;


Robin Van Persie and wife Bouchra;


Cesc Fabregas and girlfriend Carla and;


Thomas Vermaelen and girlfriend Aimee.

Non Footy guests included Dara O’Briain, The Noisettes, VV Brown and comedian Jack Whitehall.

We love a ‘baller in a penguin suit and especially love when they decide to “personalise” their duds like Alex Song with his red bowtie and his lovely wife Olivia’s red dress. In fact, they look so cute together, we have to give them our style snaps for the evening. (Yes, Olivia’s lustworthy Chanel bag may have had some influence.)

Which WAG and ‘baller get your best dressed props tonight?

Get more information on SOS Children’s Villages here.

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93 Responses to “Black Tie ‘Ballers: Arsenal at SOS Charity Ball”

  1. Priyanka says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else think Aimee looks really sweet?

  2. yubynarsenal says:

    Wow Carla looks amazing :) She and Melanie and my favorite Arsenal WAGs :) She's intelligent and gorgeous!! And she is not the kind of WAG who always wants to be in the spotlight, like her so much, glad Cesc is with her :X

  3. AmyAFC<3 says:

    Massive LOL at the Carla haters!
    She's been with Cesc since they were teenagers, she's beautiful and seems incredibly nice! If Cesc could see your comments about the person he LOVES, do you really think he'd be proud to have you as a fan? i dont think so. I love Cesc more than anything, and im extremely happy that he's with Carla and not some blonde bimbo who goes out getting off her face every night! Im glad Cesc's happy, so just think before you say something ridiculously nasty about someone you dont even know, just because she's with Cesc. She's got a fabulous figure, people saying she's fat are obviously deluded silly jealous little fan girls.

  4. tiggy says:

    I thought Carla is a kids psychologist? love her dress all she needs is a nice sparkly ring to go with it! (big hint cesc!)

  5. Sahra...* says:

    I LOVE the colour of Bouchra's dress! and Verma looks SMOKING in that suit!
    I wish I was there

  6. jen says:

    i wish liverpool's wags would do the same. i love that the wags are initiating charity work, not just the players, and i love that the whole arsenal family is coming together for a good cause. good on you, gunners. liverpool, get your act together, arsenal's showing us up again.

  7. NorthGoonerette says:

    I'm in love with the Arsenal boys & their WAGs. So classy and good natured people!

  8. Sarah says:

    I am so happy to finally see Carla in press!
    She looks amazing, great body and cute face!I am so proud Cesc is with her although I wish it was me in that pic…I also heard Carla is working in a sponsorship company in London just like a normal person…I love it!

  9. Naomi says:

    I am so happy to finally see Carla!
    She looks amazing, she is cute and has great body, I am so proud Cesc is with her. She is also intelligent and I have heard she is working in an sponsorship company in London as a normal person, well done!

  10. Rossanera says:

    Hey haters, Carla's flipping you off. Take a very close look at the second photo (the one of her, Bouchra and Aimee.)

  11. Cesc' Mia says:

    Well, i have to admit.. I used to be one of those girls that you'd call 'Carla Haters', but looking at these picts i guess i gotta learn to deal with the fact that Cesc really loves her, and they actually are good for each other.

    By the way, they all look gorg!!
    But i think the winners are the Van Persies and Gael's Girl!!! She's reallyreallyreally pretty!!!

  12. elylovesfootball says:

    They all look awesome :)
    Arsenal guys looking gorgeous as usual and the girls were all stunning ^_^
    Rvp and Bouchra adorable as always.. Oh and Verma's smiling face is adorable too :D

  13. C16 says:

    Verma's girl looks so much like Leighton Meester!! They all look gorgeous.
    Whoa Carla, your hips don't lie girl!!!!

  14. Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

    Oh, I forgot two things: 1) I miss beautiful Marouane in a suit, and 2) Jack Wilshere has got gorgeous eyes! I just discovered that.

  15. ThatWelshOne says:

    Oh my god, how hot is Bouchra? Wow. I have a new girl crush. And stop with the Carla hate! She knew him when he was young, its true love! I for one think they make a lovely couple :)

  16. Cara says:

    I find Carla absolutley BEAUTIFUL! All the haters need to get off there high horse and realise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and just because you want to be the one that Cesc loves and adores doesnt mean that it is ever going to come true!

    The rest of the WAG's look stunning aswell.

  17. GaiaBale says:

    I think Aimee and Thomas are the winners. Loved Bouchra’s choice as well but Carla could have done widely better. The boys are all hot, nothing to add.

  18. Gill says:

    Gael's gf is so cute. Lovely skin.

    Nice seeing the boys out with their partners, and not a hooker scandal in sight amongst 'em. Refreshing ;-)

  19. N says:

    I just had a look at the larger piccie of Aimee, Bouchra and Carla…..and noticed, Bouchra's sparkly shoes and sparkly stripy clutch are GORGEOUS. As is she.

  20. LosAngeleno says:

    Can't pick a winner. Every one of the ladies looks so beautiful and classy! And also, how lovely are ABC for their charity do-gooding?! Makes me just love Arsenal even more.

  21. ACZoeyMilan says:

    I am so happy. i have never liked Arsenal before but knowing that they organized this event for orphanages in my HOME COUNTRY OF ZAMBIA, has made me to like them. My footie allegiance though still remains with AC Milan.

    • Rossanera says:

      You know, Milan (my team) does a TON of charity work too. You should check out the Fondazione Milano and see all the intiatives they've taken up over the years. Every week they auction the jerseys a few of the players wore the preceding match and donate the proceeds to a different charity, for example.

  22. DutchGooner89 says:

    Arsenal boys and their other halfs all look amazing, and can i just say that my girl crush is fully on Boushra that girl is smoking and Clichy's wife/girlfriend?? is on my radar too lol, they are all stunning, i love this team. :)

  23. N says:

    Everyone looks fantastic- LOVE Olivia Song's shawl, watch and red dress combo, she looks so regal (love that Alex matched his bow tie to her dress too, couples who coordinate are fab). They def. get Best Dressed couple!

    Carla's red dress and shiny hair are gorgeous, as is her dark manicure. I also love what Bouchra's done to her hair, it looks sweet and a little old-fashioned.

    PS: Carla haters, get over it. You know that if she WAS a model-type, you'd probably hate her anyway just because she's with Cesc.

    • LosAngeleno says:

      Totally agree with you about Carla. Check out that hip-to-waist ratio! She is hot. They make a cute couple.

  24. nasri #8 says:

    i think Clichys girl is veryyy pretty also carla, loveeeee bouchras dress. And of all the boys, i think giibbs looks the best!

  25. A.S. says:

    oOHHHH…no…Carla… >< dear Cesc…….

  26. Sharon says:

    The Arsenal Boys and their WAGS ooze class and elegance in every way!!
    I have massive girl-crushes on Bouchra Van Persie and Charlene Suric!

  27. Mireia says:

    Carla's body is amazing. Va-va-voom. Cesc is rocking his 2007 press face again though, I see.

  28. Mireia says:

    Imagine that, she doesn't have to staple her dress to her body to keep it up, she actually looks like a regular, happy, healthy girl supporting a good cause. Hint: next time you want to say something stupid, just don't.

  29. Rosie says:

    All of the ladies look beautiful, and as usual, all of the guys are gorgeous. They all exude elegance and class; nothing horror movie-worthy here, as is often the case. Not my team, but congrats. to Arsenal.

  30. WAG2BE says:

    Who else thinks Carla would look cute with bangs =D

  31. Rosie says:

    Because the girl has a hint of a figure? When was the last time you stepped on a scale, especially with the weight of all that jealousy you seem to be carrying?

  32. Angela says:

    Ugh! I hate her proportional her figure is and how her hair is so full and shiny! What a cow! Cesc should be dating meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  33. Sergioramos4ever says:

    I don't hate Carla but I thought he would be with a fake type of girl but i guess he met her when he was not even close to being famous.

  34. Bouchra looks super cute (i think she is the prettiest arsenal wag and after her Gael's girlfriend ( she is very pretty as well)

  35. Rossanera says:

    I just wrote out a very snippy comment about the Carla hate that I guess was deleted because it was a tad vicious, but the bottom line is you all really need to get over it. You can't call yourself a "fan" if you're so quick to say such mean-spirited things about people your "boys" love.

    • N says:

      The sad bit is, people hate them precisely BECAUSE they are the people "their boys" love. And these types aren't true fans, I agree.

    • Taskeen says:

      wow i understand a bit of playful jealousy or whatever but some of the comments were just plain down mean! i was seriously shocked when i read some of them.

  36. ANON04 says:

    All you Carla haters are pathetic! Stop being jealous just because she is with Cesc and you can't stand it!

  37. Rossanera says:

    Awww ! I love how all the WAGs are besties !!!

  38. Amandinha says:

    A little rude, dont you think?

    Next time try to cover up the jealousy with a little "I'm just glad he's happy".

    • wow says:

      Carla Figure is fat?, she got a healthy body, a women's body, curves & hips in the right places!!!!!!!

  39. Anon says:

    You forgot one (the main reason for all your hate?) she's with Cesc and you're not.
    So what if she's not perfect? Good to them for staying together for so long, without scandals etc. This was probably just a bad camera angle (even Cesc was victim to it)
    Cute dress though. Like the colour :)

  40. meh says:

    all the couples suit to a tee, I love this post, lol. And I LOVE thierry, he's a gunner till he dies. Btw Carla's figure is actually amazing, they are perfect for each other!

  41. Sergo says:

    What's with the Carla hate? You don't even know the person.

  42. missA says:

    LOL I'm suuuper jealous of Carla now x] hehe, they make a cute couple <3
    OMG TITI ! <3

    RVP and his wife are gorg :D

  43. LuLu says:

    Its spelt Bouchra, but its pronounced Boushra…The Van Persies look great!!!!!!

  44. Lotte (Zlatanista) says:

    The Songs are dashing!! VP and Bouchra also looks good. As for Cesc and Carla, I don't kow. It's the first time I see her and I actually think she looks like she could be his sister.

  45. Violets says:

    Wow, Carla hate. I like that Cesc isn't dating some run-of-the-mill blond-haired, puffy-lipped model who's so obviously with him for the publicity. Carla has always seemed nice, pretty, and intelligent to me, and Fabregas actually seems like he has a moral compass and a good head on his shoulders, which is more than I can say about most footballers. I hope that they stay together. Not liking her just because you don't think that she's pretty is just shallow.

    • Sergo says:

      Carla has to be an amazing woman if they have stayed together for 7 years. So what if she looks a bit off on the picture, if Cesc has stayed with her for so long she's bound to have some beautiful qualities. :)

    • 2day is a great day says:

      AMEN TO THAT!!!! Violets…I AGREE WITH YOU 100% … I COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF!!!!! Carla was with him before he was all that… soo you know she LOVES him for WHO HE IS!!! NOT WHAT HE DOES!!!!!

    • Alessandra says:

      can i get a freaken AMEN?!?!?!?!?!!?!??!?!?!!??!!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! took all the words right out of my mouth. in fact, she's one of my favorite wags for all of the reasons stated above. and call me naive, but i'm actually a bit shocked about all the carla bashing.

    • Jess says:

      Yes, please tell some of these salty chicks what's up! Who are we to call someone ugly? SMH.

    • Angela says:

      Exactly. The amount of jealously there is over her is really pathetic.

    • Rosie says:

      Preach, sister! Make the most of that soapbox! Everyone takes a not-quite-perfect picture sometimes. I think they're all just jealous of her gorgeous hair . . . and the tiny fact that she also has Cesc. The fact that she helped organize the charity event – not just show up and pose for the cameras – says a lot, too! When was the last time anyone here helped organize anything that positive? I'm sure it's easy.

      • Rosie says:

        In case anyone was wondering, that last sentence about organizing events being easy was intended to be sarcastic. I shudder at the thought of such a task.

      • Mireia says:

        "When was the last time anyone here helped organize anything that positive? I'm sure it's easy."

        Especially, since iirc, Carla's been going to university (she might have graduated already, I'm not sure) for pyschology or something equally demanding–she's smart and pretty and nice, really people, what more do you want from a WAG?

        • Rosie says:

          Apparently, they all want someone who doesn't make them look bad.

          I didn't know that about her. More power to her! Educated women are great examples. She's a much better role model than a lot of other WAGs.

          • Mireia says:

            I guess it's a lot harder to dream about Cesc leaving Carla for you when–horror!–Carla's a good person. Quick everyone, start making fun of her non-existent weight problems to soothe your hurting hearts.

    • Liz says:

      I love Cesc and wish I didn't like Carla, but how can you not? She seems really sweet in this interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNDWm4ijcF8&fe…
      Not to mention she's really pretty (with a killer waist!) and has stuck by Cesc for ages. I'd like to see those two stay together.

  46. Alex Samuel says:

    The VP's look gorgeous, and Cesc's girlfriend looks very pretty :) love her dress!

  47. 2day is a great day says:

    Cesc & Carla have been together for like 7 years… When are they going to get married & give us news like Fernando & Olalla … Girls look beautiful and not fat… & the boys will good looking … some more then others!!! =D

    • @AgnesWonka says:

      I believe that you may be the only one who want Cesc to get married!

    • 2day is a great day says:

      maybe i'm the only one that commented …but I'm not the only one who thinks it… not only do u have negatives on your comments… & other forums…agree with what I have said….I really fan of Cesc or any player should want their happiness above all things…. Do I wish it was me instead of her??? 110% HELL YEA!!! Is that going to happen NOOOO!!!!

      • pearl says:

        I’m with you, I want Cesc to get married to Carla and have some mini Fabregas (how cute would they be? ^^)
        I never understand all this Carla hate. She’s beautiful and never craving for attention like some other WAGs, I think that’s her best feature

      • Deb Stimson says:

        exactly! I too was wondering when he was going to ask her to marry him. Seriously, all anyone in this world wants is to find that one person who makes them happy to spend their life with. It's not up to us to decide who it might be.

        I wish Carla and Cesc the best. :)

        • N says:

          I know they've been together for years and years, BUT they're only 23! Give the boy (and the girl) a little more time, they look like they're happy this way and that's great, whether there's a ring involved or not.

  48. wherethememorylingers says:

    Nice to see the ballers and the ladies doing something for a good cause and looking so good while doing it. The color of Carla's dress is amazing, and RVP's wife Bouchra is totally stunning.

  49. Natasha says:

    Bouchra looks gorgeous,love her dress! But I still don't know how to say her name lol

  50. jellenp says:

    The Songs are a beautiful couple. She looks very elegant.

  51. SoccerLoverrrr says:

    Van persie and bouchra get my vote, they're gorgeous!! However, I wud've loved to accompany marouane chamakh to the ball :P

  52. xbabyshakesx says:

    OH! and Alex's bow tie!
    ahahha too cute!

  53. xbabyshakesx says:

    OMG!
    Arsenal MEN look amazing!
    I especially love Baby Jack and Gibbs
    They are soo adorable!
    and RVP and Bouchra look cute as always!
    Though I didn't recognize her at first kekeke
    and Captain Arsenal looking might fine with his gorgeous gf.

  54. Angela says:

    Carla's body is amazing!

    And Olivia better werk with that shawl! She looks very elegant.

  55. @Dodah4 says:

    Van Persie and Bouchra look so cute. But meh Cesc can do so much better. Why is he with Carla?

    • Rossanera says:

      I'm sorry, does YOUR ass belong in a Victoria's Secret catalogue? Because if it doesn't, you really don't have the right to judge … actually, you STILL wouldn't have the right to judge. Maybe he's with her because he, I don't know, loves her for who she IS and not what she looks like? Either way, in his eyes she's probably the most beautiful woman in the world.

      Stop drinking the haterade, ladies, it really isn't bringing out the best in you.

  56. Deanna says:

    The Arsenal lads are so DASHING… and their WAGS are beautiful!

  57. Angela says:

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.