ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn are to trade roles in a bid to transform the fortunes of their respective teams.
The year-long experiment will see Corbyn don Wenger’s ‘very hungry caterpillar’ anorak in the Arsenal dugout, while Wenger will grow a beard to face Theresa May across the despatch box.
A Labour spokesman said: “Mr Wenger has already pledged that Labour will finish in the top four of every by-election while he is in charge.
“He also plans to bring in a number of European politicians into the party who will be ideally suited to travel up to Stoke or Burnley on a cold February weekday night and perform fantastically well, so long as they are wearing gloves.”
Meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn said: “I feel it’s high time Arsenal broke links with their fat cat corporate backers and returned to their 19th century roots in Woolwich.
“If Arsenal relocated from the Emirates Stadium to their original home of Plumstead Common, with jumpers for goalposts and laced footballs, they would regain the sense of purpose they lost under New Arsenal from the 1920s onwards.
“Supporters would pour out in their droves, believe me.”