The Eurovision Song Contest isn’t exactly everyone’s cup of tea, but it still makes for an entertaining evening of viewing – even for the most cynical of football fans. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a long look at the Arsenal squad and determine which three names would be best suited to gracing the stage in Lisbon. Of course, you need a certain level of showmanship in order to pull off a high-quality Eurovision performance, and we believe these gentlemen have what it takes.
Before we go any further, we need to disclose that if you hate Eurovision and only want to hear about the football, then we’re afraid you’re in the wrong place – at least, you are for this particular piece. After all, Arsenal’s season has hardly been a resounding success, and sometimes, it’s nice to take a step back and look at things from an entertaining perspective.
David Ospina is one of those guys who you’d initially look at and think “surely he can’t sing”, and then, in a Paul Potts-esque shocker, he comes out with the most fantastic opera voice known to man. It’d bring back memories of Portugal’s winner Salvador Sobral from last year, as Ospina wows the audience with a beautiful rendition of *insert a world famous opera hit here*. The Colombian may not wind up winning the competition, but he’d certainly earn our respect.
Eurovision is all about being different, and that’s exactly what Jack Wilshere is. We can just picture him leading the audience in a singalong version of the crude Tottenham tune that every Arsenal fan knows and loves, because let’s face it, that’s exactly what song he’d sing. Knowing the Eurovision fans as we do, they’d probably wind up voting him onto the left side of the board – and thus, Wilshere’s long awaited solo rap career can begin.
Everything about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang screams ‘superstar’ to us. The guy is popular with the fans, he has a great look, and he comes across as an eccentric guy to say the last. We can picture Auba leading way with some kind of house music track, causing the golden circle to erupt. He’d be a big fan favourite and a big crowd pleaser, and given the direction that the competition has been going in for the last few years, we’d put money on him to make it into the top three at the very least.
Which Arsenal star do you believe should compete at Eurovision?