Arsenal players cancel Christmas party for fear of angering fans

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After falling nine point back of Premier League leaders Chelsea, senior Arsenal players Petr Cech and Laurent Koscielny have decided no one at the club deserves to have any fun in their lives, thus they canceled the players’ annual Christmas party.

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Back-to-back defeats to Everton and Manchester City, just five days apart, have likely put to bed the Gunners’ PL title dreams for another season. According to a report from the Mirror, Cech and Koscielny took the decision upon themselves to cancel the costume Christmas party for fear of backlash from Arsenal fans, should they happen to see their favorite footballers enjoying the holiday season like normal, living, breathing human beings.

If only they had lost the fixtures three and four games prior to Christmas, they could have still had the party.

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Arsenal return to action on Boxing Day, when they’ll welcome West Bromwich Albion, the surprise top-eight side of the season thus far, to Emirates Stadium (Watch live, Monday, 10 a.m. ET, on