Singaporean comes to the rescue of Arsenal trio who got lost in Ubi

Instagram user Sharul Shimano's post on his chance meeting with three Arsenal footballers.
Instagram user Sharul Shimano's post on his chance meeting with three Arsenal footballers. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/SHARUL SHIMANO

SINGAPORE - An unlikely story of how three Arsenal players lost their way but were rescued by a passerby who recognised them is making the rounds on social media.

Sharul Shimano (@sharulshimano) posted on Instagram on Wednesday (July 15) describing his serendipitous encounter with the Gunners trio in - of all places - Ubi.

"So this happened yesterday," he wrote on the post, which also contained photos he took of the stars.

"I was reporting off work and instead of making a usual left towards Macpherson, I took a right towards Ubi. And out of nowhere I bumped into Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers."

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Sharul then approached Oxlade-Chamberlain, and found out that the football stars were lost after making a wrong turn and were late for training.

The midfielder then asked Sharul if he could help them to flag a cab, which he did.

Sharul's post was tweeted by Twitter user @haslimz on Thursday night, and has since been retweeted almost 3,800 times.

The Gunners are in town, along with fellow English Premier League clubs Everton and Stoke City, this week for the Barclays Asia Trophy as part of their pre-season preparations.

They meet Everton in the final at the National Stadium at 8.30pm tonight.

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