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.
— Twt_ArsenalMY™ (@twt_arsenalMY) September 12, 2014
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:
The Arsenal lads all having a laugh, while Alexis Sanchez tries to remember if he’s switched the oven off. pic.twitter.com/FsiDWMnGKl
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 12, 2014
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:
On Alexis Sanchez's mind: "How have I gone from playing with Lionel Messi to playing with Welbeck?" pic.twitter.com/Ql34TWMdXB
— Worldwide Football (@WwFootbalI) September 12, 2014
— Gaushal Gandhi (@Gaushal007) September 12, 2014
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:
— Come On Arsenal (@davidhickman14) September 12, 2014
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.
Looks like Ashley Cole is fitting right in at Roma. pic.twitter.com/7ZsjBKEPwd
— Footy Laughs (@FootyLaughs) July 29, 2014