Keith Martin reveals his first wife divorced him because of Arsenal

Keith Martin reveals his first wife divorced him because of Arsenal

Keith Martin, a staunch Arsenal fan has revealed that his support for the Premier League side forced him to lose his first wife.

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Martin, who started supporting the north Londoners since the 1960s has some of the club's legends tattooed on his body.

In a short video produced by SunSport, Keith opened up that his ex-wife said in their divorce papers that she could not match his energy for supporting the Emirates Stadium outfit.

"My first wife divorced me because of Arsenal, She said in the divorced papers she could not compete with my commitment to Arsenal.

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Martin said he started supporting the club with his influence from his father and has decided to extend the legacy to his children.

He further revealed that he has a room filed with collections from the club, ranging from boots, to gloves, jerseys and so much more.

Emmanuel Adebayor, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky all autographed their boots for him which he still keeps in his collection room.

"My dad would have killed me if I didn't support the club he supported, and my kids are the same -they are all Arsenal fans. Of course I would not have expected anything less.

"My collection room is insured for £350,000 and then Lau was telling him about the stuff (memorabilia) I've got.

"When he had finished tattooing him, Adebayor said let's go to your house and see it. So he came and was around for two to three hours looking around and asking questions.

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Keith revealed that his relationship with Adebayor started from the day he visited his house and saw all his collections of him.

The husband and father also has about four Gunners canon outside of his house, saying he shipped them in from Pennsylvania.

"That was how the relationship started and that was the first season he scored over 30 goals and he signed me his boots from the season he scored all those goals."

In 2011, the Gunners paid tribute to one of their very big fans, showing how much he has contributed to the club.

Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Unai Emery has included five youngsters in his 24-man squad that will battle Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Wednesday, May 29.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not expected to take part in this particular match owing to the political tension pitting his home country of Armenia and host nation, Azerbaijan.

However, Emery will be buoyed by the availability of Danny Welbeck, who will be making a return to action after overcoming an ankle injury.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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