Arsenal have lost a number of players in the January transfer window, including two of the fastest.
For a while, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang held that title.
And earlier this season, Albert Sambi Lokonga claimed Ainsley Maitland-Niles was on par with Aubameyang.
Today, Pepe and Bukayo Saka faced off in a sprint race – whoever was first to a bib held by Mikel Arteta would win.
They may need to revise this now, as the 20-year-old got there just ahead of his teammate.
Cue cheers from Saka’s training teammates and a celebratory forward roll:
Arsenal’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai certainly looks to be doing a lot of good.
The Gunners players look in very high spirits and there’s plenty of camaraderie.
Arsenal will soon start heading back to London, though they’ve still got a long wait until their next game.
The Gunners are next in action on Thursday 10 February, when they head to Wolves.
Arsenal endured a difficult January, failing to win a single game and dropping out of two cup competitions.
Nonetheless, they’re just two points off the top four, and they have a least one game in hand on the teams above them.
The pressure will be on in the coming weeks and months, but the players will surely be feeling rejuvenated and ready to kick on.
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