Arsenal’s six year wait for silverware could finally be coming to an end after it was announced that defender Laurent Koscielny and goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny are in contention for an award for outstanding contribution to comedy.
The award, named ‘The Titus’ after comedy legend Titus Bramble, is likely to be awarded for their sterling efforts in securing Birmingham City their first major trophy in 48 years.
The club’s first Titus will be a boost to fans of the north London club who have been left disappointed with lack of trophies over recent seasons.
Previous winner of the award Emile Heskey, who won a Titus for his one man shows ‘Holy shit, what’s that round thing coming towards me’ and ‘Aaaaahhh, so I’m supposed to get it in the big netty thing’ feels Szczesny and Koscielny deserve the award.
Heskey told reporters, “They say that comedy is all about timing, and to do what they did in the last minute of a final at Wembley in a game that is live on TV, well, it doesn’t get any better than that.”
“I have to take my hat off to them. Well, I would do, if I didn’t keep missing every time I reached for it.”
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The performance has already received praise from critics with one gushing “If you only see one defensive mix up this year, then make sure it’s this one”, and “I’m still laughing about it now”.
Another wrote, “The Arsenal duo displayed the sort of comedic rapport you simply can’t teach, and at such a young age they could be delighting football fans around the country for many years to come.”
Obafemi Martins was also quick to heap praise on the duo, saying “They were so easy to work with and I can’t tell you how much I’d love to work with them again.”