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British Olympic legend Mo Farah wants to become fitness coach for Arsenal

Olympic legend and British long distance runner Mo Farah wants to become the fitness coach for Arsenal Football Club, a team he has supported from his boyhood days

Ayush Chatterjee 28 September 2016, 6:41 PM

Olympic Champion Mo Farah in full flow for the Arsenal Legends XI during a charity game against the World Refugees Internally Displaced People XI Image: Getty

Mo Farah enjoys a light moment with Arsenal legend Tony Adams during a charity game Image: Getty

Mo Farah picked up an award for his footballing display during the Arsenal Legends charity match Image: Getty

Mo Farah has been a lifelong Arsenal fan Image: Getty

Olympic Champion Mo Farah walks out on the Emirates pitch with his daughter to get felicitated for his wins in the London 2012 Olympic Games Image: Getty

Olympic legend Mo Farah recently said in an interview that he would love to work for English Premier League side Arsenal. The double Olympic Champion who swept the 5000m and 10000m races in London and Rio de Janiero expressed his desire to work for Arsenal, a club he has supported throughout his life.

The British athlete, who was born in Somalia has been endurance personified during his career as a long distance runner, winning numerous titles and obliterating records as he did so.

As he plans to hang up his running shoes after the 2017 World Championships in London, Farah wants to channel his expertise in fitness into a role that will benefit Arsenal and allow him to fulfill a lifelong dream, which is to be a part of the club he has been a fan of all his life.

The Olympian first started supporting Arsenal when he came to England as a child from Somalia. He identified with their fluidic style of play and also the fact that many African players plied their trade with the North-London outfit.

Farah has a very healthy relationship with the Arsenal hierarchy. Arsenal felicitated him in 2012 for his heroics at the London Olympic Games and he even played a charity game with the Arsenal Legends to raise money and awareness for International refugees.

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