Arsenal are close to signing Papastathopoulos and everybody is making the same joke 2 years ago

Arsenal are close to signing Papastathopoulos and everybody is making the same joke

As Arsenal close in on the £16 million defender, everyone is starting to get concerned for one man in particularly.

Poor Merse, he can barely struggle through names like "Islam Salami" and "Sacary Bagna", let alone Sokratis Papastathopoulos, otherwise known as ctrl + v, the man Arsenal are reportedly close to signing from Borussia Dortmund.

As you can see, his name is actually quite a mouthful, and only now having typed it out several times am I confident I'd be able to say it aloud without stuttering through it like a boiling forkful of alphabet spaghetti.

The central defender does only wear 'Sokratis' on the back of his shirt but even that Merson might struggle with, given his extensive history of chopping up even the most basic of names into a mental concoction of syllables as though he's only just learning how to speak.

As if it needed saying, Twitter has gone to town on him already:


As always an extremely obvious joke but also extremely effective. Poor Merse. Poor, poor Maul Person.