Arsenal’s title collapse linked to the ‘Kardashian curse’ after Kim’s visit
The Kardashian curse strikes! Arsenal’s late-season collapse linked to Kim’s visit to the Emirates with the Gunners title challenge having fallen away since the reality TV star’s appearance
The end of Arsenal’s Premier League hopes have been jokingly linked to the ‘Kardashian curse’ with the Gunners title challenge collapsing since Kim’s visit to the Emirates stadium.
Manchester City were confirmed Premier League champions for the third straight season on Saturday, following Arsenal’s 1-0 loss away at Nottingham Forest.
City will be awarded the Premier League trophy following their match against Chelsea on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s side stormed past Arsenal in the final weeks of the season, with the Gunners having seen a comfortable lead disappear amid a late season collapse.
CBS Sports have linked the Gunners faltering form to Kim Kardashian’s visit back in March, with Arteta’s men having picked up 15 points from a possible 30 since.
The collapse of Arsenal’s title challenge has been jokingly linked to the ‘Kardashian curse’
Man City were confirmed as Premier League champions as Arsenal lost to Nottingham Forest
Kim Kardashian had visited the Emirates in March before the Gunners form collapsed
The reality star was seen the stands during Arsenal’s Europa League second leg against Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates, which saw the hosts crash out on penalties.
Kardashian had taken her son Saint to the match, with the seven-year-old a keen Arsenal fan.
Before kick-off, striker Eddie Nketiah gave Kim a shirt with ‘Kardashian 1’ on the back and greeted her son and friends.
Arsenal’s official Instagram page shared the video and captioned it: ‘Eddie welcomes @KimKardashian to Emirates Stadium.’
Arsenal had picked up wins in their next two matches following Kardashian’s visit, overcoming both Crystal Palace and Leeds 4-1.
The Gunners then had three consecutive draws against Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton, before ceding control of the title race with their 4-1 loss away at City.
While the Gunners bounced back with wins over Chelsea and Newcastle, a 3-0 loss to Brighton and the 1-0 defeat against Nottingham Forest ended their title challenge.
Arsenal fans had previously called on Kardashian to stay away from their matches following claims of a ‘curse’ after the Europa League exit in March.
Arsenal picked up 15 points from a possible 30 since Kardashian’s visit to the Emirates
Mikel Arteta’s side saw Man City storm past in the closing weeks of the Premier League season
Arsenal fans told Kardashian to stay away after attending the Europa League exit to Sporting
She had also taken Saint to watch Paris Saint Germain during their trip to Europe, with the French side suffering a shock home defeat to Rennes.
The ‘Kardashian curse’ has frequently been referenced to in Hollywood circles.
However the curse typically refers to the belief that the headline grabbing family happen to ‘hex’ all of their ex-partners, whose lives then fall into disarray after splitting from them.