May 11th, 2010

Bubbas & ‘Ballers: Arsenal FC

No, Nicklas Bendtner doesn’t have a baby. But he’s wearing a homemade sarong. How could we not lead with this?

The Gunners always bring a certain je ne sais lol to the EPL, but this season we also were gifted shirtless squee, nummy captains and well-suited splendour with the laughter. For that, we are thankful. Now, onto the baby parade.

Admittedly, when we talk about “Arsenal babies”, we’re usually talking about the team, not the bubba bundles of awww that are literal footballer babies. While it’s come as something of a shock to us that there are members of the Arsenal first team that are old enough to vote¬† (and procreate), we’re happy to feature a few of the dads and their brood.

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RVP shows off his baby-making credentials (and undershirt) (and underarm prowess) here with 3 year old son Shaqueel, who has certainly inherited the Van Persie cute gene.

FYI, lil’ Shaq loves football, just like his daddy:

Shaqueel is all left foot, and amuses his father no end by tootling all the way round the ball to use his preferred foot if the ball happens to land near his right. Shaqueel comes to all home matches in the afternoon. “He cheers me on and calls me ‘Daddy ¬≠Arsenal’. It’s so good.”

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Next in line in the baby parade is Emmanuel Eboue with his two daughters. We don’t know much about the Eboue family, as they like to keep things on the d/l, but we want to give big girl props for her bootlegs and baby girl boy props for the baggies.

Image via Arsenal.com

This is the first time we’ve seen pictures of Bacary Sagna’s little boy Elias, and this picture of fatherly concern is making us melt. Do you think little Elias has matching braids under his hat?

That’s it from the Arsenal baby parade, and we’ll leave you with this – not a baby, but just as nummy all the same.

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21 Responses to “Bubbas & ‘Ballers: Arsenal FC”

  1. Inés says:

    I love Arsenal babies….and I'm talking about the team!

  2. Andrew says:

    Sign up Van Persie’s son now Wenger. NOW. He has the steel gaze of a goal a game striker.

  3. Cheryl says:

    Is that Ramsey behind Cesc?!?!?!?

    • DutchGooner says:

      yeah thats Ramsey behind cescy :)

      Robin and his little bubba r too cute for words….i love the Arsenal boys :)

  4. azezah says:

    In arsenal who is Bubba and who is Baller?

    • Bria says:

      hahaha……are u psychic???…….exatcly what i was thinking!!!……it's like a bunch of Bubbas having Bubbas!!

  5. SweetVito says:

    Don't mean to be a pain but I THINK Eboue's littlest baby (in the boyfriend jeans) is actually his son. There was another little girl there (wandering round with Gunnersaurus) wearing a matching star hoodie to her little sister. So there's three of them, two girls and a boy. I think. If I'm wrong, disregard this comment as nothing but a misinformed Gunnerette spouting off.

    Also, there's a vid on Youtube of Robin being interviewed. He introduces Shaqueel as the future striker for Arsenal. Squee.

  6. Sarah says:

    I'm still laughing at Bendtner's sarong!

  7. The boyfriend jeans comment made me chuckle! Cuties. :)

  8. beth says:

    what's with all the babies these days?

  9. Trisha (Mrs Iker Cas says:

    I agree MrsNesta, im in that line too, waiting to hug Sexy Csec…. im trying to reply to your comment but the reply button does not work…. lol.

  10. hoda says:

    my baby cesc is the most cuteiiii!

  11. sounderslove says:

    *melts into a happy puddle of arsenal love*

    i love them all. there are no words.

    Cesc…cheer up, bb, give us a smile. *hugs*

  12. Cheevs says:

    CUTE ARSENAL BABIES <3333 But where are Arshavin's ? :(

    LOL at Nicky B. :) )

  13. freddiegirl says:

    OMG…just seeing all my boys with their babies makes me squee! And Robin…so cute with his adorable little mini-me!

  14. BAB says:

    Aw this only makes me love my Arsenal boys more…

    "Daddy Arsenal"- that is TOO cute!!

    Oh sexy Cesc, its ok… i'll gladly give u a hug if it makes you feel better :-)

    • MrsNesta says:

      I agree BAB, and RVP’s son is definitely too cute!! And I’ll join the line for giving sexy Cesc a hug :)

  15. Yasmin Marisa says:

    Oh my god I love this! Robin's son is so cute!

  16. Ella says:

    Well, ofcourse Cesc is the nummiest of all the babies we've seen. :) But all those real bubs are adorable!