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Arsenal pay respects to Daniel Anjorin with touching tribute

Clapping in memory of Daniel Anjorin could be heard from all corners of the Emirates Stadium during Arsenal's Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Saturday, May 4.

The 14-year-old tragically died in North East London earlier in the week on Tuesday, April 30, after he was brutally attacked with a sword.

Arsenal pay respects to Gunners fan Daniel Anjorin

Arsenal's Daniel Anjorin tribute
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The Emirates claps in honour of Daniel Anjorin

After the 14-year-old was tragically killed earlier in the week, Arsenal urged their supporters to pay their respects in the 14th minute against the Cherries.

Ahead of the game, the Gunners released a statement saying: “We share in the shock and sadness of Daniel Anjorin's death earlier this week.

“With his family's blessing, we will make a tribute to Daniel shortly ahead of kick-off tomorrow. We ask all supporters to pay their respects to Daniel with us in this moment.”

While there were respects paid ahead of the match as the statement suggests, the tribute was at its most notable during the 14th minute of the game. Both Arsenal and Bournemouth clapped in honour of Daniel, as well as several banners being held up in his honour.

Arsenal hoping for victory

On what will of course be an emotional day at the Emirates, the Gunners will be hoping to mark the occasion in the best way they can – a statement victory that would take them one step closer to a potential Premier League title come the end of the month.

A win would take Arsenal four points above Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, albeit having played two games more than their rivals. The Citizens are due to play Wolves later in the same afternoon, and putting some pressure on them ahead of kick-off is critical. It could be an important day in the race for the title.

Despite that, paying respects to Daniel Anjorin in an appropriate manner will of course remain the focus at the Emirates throughout the entirety of the match.


Harry Dowsett

Freelance football writer with experience writing for multiple digital platforms, such as GIVEMESPORT. Recently graduated from Portsmouth University with a media studies degree - completing a dissertation on the evolution of sports journalism in the process. He has a love for Arsenal Football Club and a passion for football as a whole.

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