By 1970’s Gooner
"Samson is something of a Herculean figure, using massive strength to combat his enemies and to perform heroic feats unachievable by ordinary men.
Like wrestling a lion, slaying an entire army with nothing more than a donkey's jawbone and tearing down an entire building".
This extract from Wikipedia was pointed out to me in one of my recent posts dealing with Sagna’s sudden absence of his long hair locks during the Sunderland game.
Since he first arrived at Arsenal, Bakary Sagna has carried with him his trademark colourful hair locks. His performances have also been excellent from the off. Probably not as heroic as Samson’s but pretty damn good.
His introduction into the team seemed to have been made almost effortlessly and he looked right from the beginning as a typical Wenger player.
Here he is newly arrived at the Emirates proudly holding his new Arsenal shirt.
It was to be expected however that sooner or later he will have an average game. And this was proved right when the young defender did not have one of his better games for Arsenal against Sunderland.
But another theory that might gain ground is the absence of his famous hair locks. They have been present in all his previous starts for Arsenal bar the Sunderland game.
This picture shows him out of position in the middle of Arsenal’s defence at the time of conceding the equaliser when he should have been marking Miller who put in the cross.
And here he is without his long hair avoiding a tackle in the same game. I am sure you will agree the absence of his Goldie locks does not become him!
When we touched upon the issue on a previous article on this site the comments were nearly all for Bakary to reinstall his hair.
On D Gooner said...
Please please Sagna get those locks back on. The hair style does become you and oppositions fear you more for the start you've made in that hair.
Sagna's hair should be restored. It brings good luck and we may need it if we are to go unbeaten this season!
As another commenter to the site, Boris Godunov, pondered “Could a comparison to Samson be made to Sagna? Was his power compromised by some mysterious Delilah?”
He thought not and drew a comparison to Cesc Fabregas and how ridiculous he looked when he first played for Arsenal with that long redneck style haircut.
The truth of the matter is that Sagna’s performance after the Sunderland game improved no end when he played last Wednesday for the France National team.
They thrashed the Faroes 6-0! And he did have his full compliment of hair reinstalled for that game!
Here he is in full flow. Literally.
So Bakary: Get your hair on please!