Football Funnies: Fans poke fun at Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez as he looks glum while taking team photo

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez in action for the English club in the Emirates Cup pre-season tournament against AS Monaco. -- PHOTO: AFP
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez in action for the English club in the Emirates Cup pre-season tournament against AS Monaco. -- PHOTO: AFP

Arsenal's big signing Alexis Sanchez may have got off to a decent start in England, with two goals scored so far, but he looked pretty downcast as the Gunners took their team photo on Thursday.

Teammates like Jack Wilshere, Mesut Oezil, Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey were all smiles, but pictures on the Arsenal website show the Chilean looking moody.

Was he bored? Or was he upset? Regardless, the Internet leapt on the chance to poke some fun. Some tried to imagine what was on Sanchez's mind:

Many, however, took a cheap shot and pointed out that Sanchez could have finally realised the difference in the calibre of his teammates after his move from Barcelona:

It's not all gloom for Arsenal fans though. If this picture of Sanchez in training on Friday is anything to go by, the dark cloud seems to have passed:

The "new player looking sullen in the corner" trope is, of course, not new, after Ashley Cole's awkward pose and expression in a Roma team shot earlier this year drew ridicule.