Ravel Morrison has once again made it clear just how much of an Arsenal fan he really is.
Despite previously making a name for himself as one of the biggest emerging talents at Manchester United – having been in the same academy teams as Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard – the midfielder revealed his love for the Gunners a couple of years ago.
“I’ve come here to rebuild myself,” he told the Ostersund club website upon signing for the Swedish side in 2019. “I want to enjoy it and enjoy football again and win everything we can. It’s exciting and I’m really looking forward to everything that’s in front of me.
“We have got a decent team, it’s a decent setup, I have met all of the group and it has been nice.
“I’m just a young, humble person from Manchester. I’m hoping to do the best I can. I have been at West Ham, Manchester United, Lazio.
“Obviously the English sides for me are the best.
“I was also in Mexico last season and loved every moment.
“Now I’m with you guys. This team beat my team as well, it wasn’t a great day when it happened being an Arsenal fan, because I wasn’t linked with you then, but now it is all about thinking positive and looking forward to this new chapter.”
Morrison upset some Man United fans with a social media post following Arsenal’s 3-1 win against Valencia in the Europa League semi-final during the 2018/2019 season.
And it’s safe to say they won’t like his latest comments.
“I would like United to come second in the league and Arsenal to win the league,” he said. I will always appreciate Manchester United, but obviously, Arsenal would win the league.
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Unfortunately for Morrison, only half of his dream is looking like becoming a reality this season.
His former club are in a good position to finish second in the Premier League table after coming from behind to beat Brighton and Hove Albion on Sunday night.
But instead of Arsenal being top it’s Manchester City instead and it may take a few more years before the north London outfit are challenging for the biggest prize in English football.