Arsenal star Miguel Azeez shows off his miniature shin pads that fit in palm of his hand

ARSENAL star Miguel Azeez will be hoping he doesn’t get a kick in the leg – after revealing his miniature shin pads.

The 20-year-old midfielder joined Kolo Toure’s Wigan on loan this month until the end of the season.

Miguel Azeez plays with tiny shin pads on loan at WiganRex

The Arsenal star showed off the pads on his Instagram story

But he must be careful as he comes up against Championship opponents – because his shin pads barely protect him.

So much so, the teeny pads fit in the palm of his hand.

Azeez – who was charged with improper conduct for picking up a flare to celebrate on his Wigan debut – took to his Instagram story to show fans asking what he wears in his socks.

And the result is a tiny pair of black shin pads with the Joga branding in white down the middle.

On the brand’s website, the “smallest pads on the market” – which are 8cmx5cm – cost £14.99 and are “designed primarily for comfort and protection”.

Azeez captioned the post: “For those wondering if I wear shin pads,” followed by a laughing emoji.

The photo from the Arsenal star, who joined the academy aged five, caused some hilarious reactions on social media.

One person wrote: “The size of Miguel Azeez’s shin pads I remember the days when it covered most of your shin!”


Another commented: “This is giving me Thierry Henry shin pad circa 2004 vibes. Well, they are probably big by today’s standards, but that was compared to the full-on cricket pads that used to do the rounds.”

A third replied: “Like wearing a sticker on your head instead of a helmet.”

And a final user quipped: “Or he’s got the world’s biggest hands.”

Tiny shin pads are not uncommon in football these days with Jack Grealish, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Naby Keita all spotted with some of the smallest around.

The Everton striker even joked he uses custard creams after scoring his first England goal.


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