Rihanna watched Arsenal demolish Everton 5-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday night before causing a “stir” in the tunnel area and posing for photographs.
The 29-year-old singer-songwriter has been pictured at football matches before, watching Germany win the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 and celebrating with Mesut Ozil and his team-mates in Rio de Janeiro.
Rihanna was Ozil’s “lucky charm” as the Gunners thrashed the Toffees on Saturday to close the gap on the top four, but it was Aaron Ramsey (hat-trick), Laurent Koscielny and new signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who got the goals.
Ozil posted on his Instagram a picture with Rihanna with the caption: “She knows which football teams to support.”
Shkodran Mustafi also posted a photo of himself with the artist, saying: “The result we needed today! Thanks for crossing your fingers @badgalriri, that has always turned out really well.”
And she “was causing a bit of a stir in the tunnel area”, according to a London Evening Standard journalist at the game, who said on Twitter that she had “been in the players’ lounge for a while after being taken for a tour near the dressing rooms”.