ARSENAL fans were left fearing the worst when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang presented Drake with a Gunners shirt, with their ensuing loss at Everton seemingly confirming the rapper’s “curse”.
Currently on a tour of Europe, including dates in Dublin, Birmingham and London, Drake has many famous fans – including the Arsenal striker.
Jadon Sancho and Serena Williams are among the “curse” victims
They posed for a photo during his run of O2 Arena shows last week and Arsenal went on to drop out of the top four with a limp display at Everton, losing 1-0.
Aubameyang started on the bench at Goodison Park as the hosts spurned a number of chances to inflict an even more decisive scoreline on Unai Emery’s men.
Those who believe in the Drake curse had seen it coming.
Victims of the Drake Curse2014: Kentucky lose college basketball decider versus Wisconsin
2014: Miami Heat smashed 4-1 in NBA Finals by San Antonio
2015: Serena Williams shocked by Roberta Vinci in US Open semi-final
2016: Quarterback Johnny Manziel drops out of NFL having previously been a first-round draft pick2018: UFC champion Conor McGregor loses to Khabib Nurmagomedov
2019: Alabama suffer big loss to college football rivals Clemson
2019: Jadon Sancho’s Dortmund hammered by Bayern
2019: Aubameyang benched as Arsenal lose at Everton
One Chelsea fan even gleefully exclaimed last Wednesday that Arsenal’s incoming struggle would “only mean one thing”, the Blues in the top four – as they now are.
The Drake curse is a seemingly less sinister version of the Aaron Ramsey curse that fans picked up on in the Welshman’s early days at Emirates Stadium.
Every time Ramsey hit the back of the net, a famous celebrity passed away within hours.
Several famous faces can claim to have been affected by the Drake curse.
Conor McGregor met the rapper before losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jadon Sancho posed for a photo ahead of Borussia Dortmund’s recent hammering at Bayern Munich, and Serena Williams suffered an upset against Roberta Vinci at the 2015 US Open.
There was also fears from Manchester City fans that Sergio Aguero meeting Drake in March would lead to a poor spell of form, however the Argentine went on to hit four goals in his following three appearances.
Man Utd’s purple patch under Ole is well & truly over, Tottenham in horrendous form atm & Drake now striking his curse on Arsenal which only means 1 thing? Top 4 is in the bag for Chelsea. 🤝 pic.twitter.com/TULhjnlD0u— ᴮʳʸᵃⁿ (@ChelseaFCBryan) April 3, 2019
Aguero top of the LeagueSancho top of the League Drake has the curse Liverpool to win the LeagueBayern Munich to win the League pic.twitter.com/94xs3eaTaA— Virgil Van Dijk🇳🇱 (@VirgilV3nDijk) March 11, 2019
Aguero celebrates Man City win by heading backstage at gig for selfie with Drake