Football Burp understands that thousands of Arsenal fans have skipped work and travelled up to Liverpool to watch Theo Walcott’s Everton medical.
A quick straw poll on the ground indicates that some Gunners supporters have gone up north to ensure it all goes off without a hitch, whereas others are there for the entertainment.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Steve, an Arsenal fan from Highbury, explained his own reasons for making the journey.
He said: “I’m here with a group of friends to keep a close eye on proceedings, because no one wants this – or indeed Theo himself – breaking down now.
“We’ve brought everything from ice packs to live leeches with us and we’ve undertaken some rudimentary medical training to make sure he’s in the best possible condition to see this through.
“My mate Garry looks a little bit like Theo and is in decent enough nick, so we’re prepared to pull the old switcheroo should the situation call for it.”
Alan, an Arsenal fan from Holloway, said: “I’m here purely for the entertainment. Us Arsenal fans could use a good laugh at the moment, and this should provide it.
“Although I’m not familiar with Everton’s medical procedure, I’m fairly certain Theo will fall apart like an exploding clown car at the merest hint of physical exertion.
“I’ve even stuck a fiver on his ankle ligaments literally bursting into flames.”