Who are the most famous Arsenal supporters?

  • F1 driver Lewis Hamilton can't wait for Arsenal to win the Premier League this season
  • Queen Elizabeth met with the Arsenal squad in 2017
  • Other celebrities openly showing their support to Arsenal
Queen Elizabeth Meets The Arsenal Team
Queen Elizabeth Meets The Arsenal Team / Anwar Hussein Collection/GettyImages

Members of the Royal Family and Lewis Hamilton are among the global celebrities who are Arsenal fans.

Seven-time Formula One champion and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team driver Hamilton revealed he is a big Arsenal fan and "has been waiting" for them to win the Premier League title his whole life. 

In Arsenal's recent match against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, the Gunners clinched a 3-2 win over the hosts on Sunday

Lewis Hamilton
F1 star Lewis Hamilton / Lintao Zhang/GettyImages

In an interview from GQ Sports, the British Fl driver was asked if he was happy with the Gunners' recent performance in the league when he replied, "Of course." 

"Of course, I'm so happy. I've been waiting for this my whole life," Hamilton said.

With the win, Arsenal still hold a one-point advantage after playing one more game over defending champions Manchester City. The Pep Guardiola men responded to the Gunners' victory with a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

Arsenal have lost just one of their 15 matches in the Premier League in 2024 and are three matches away from a potential first league title in 20 years.

Arsenal's remarkable success is attributed in large part to its vast global following, fuelled by the passionate support of fans worldwide. The fervour, dedication, and determination of Gunners supporters have remained unparalleled in many respects.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets with...
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II meets with the Arsenal team in 2017 / AFP/GettyImages

In February 2007, Arsenal made history as the only football team to receive an invitation to Buckingham Palace from Queen Elizabeth II. Speculation arose that the Monarch harboured a special fondness for the club. However, reports suggest that the invitation stemmed from the Queen's regret at not being able to inaugurate the Emirates Stadium officially in 2006, rather than her allegiance to Arsenal.

Amid the conflicting narratives, former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas added an intriguing twist in 2007, claiming that the Queen personally expressed her favouritism for Arsenal. This royal connection extends further, with reports of Prince Harry candidly admitting his support for Arsenal during a moment at Twickenham.

Numerous notable personalities also align themselves with Arsenal. Actor Idris Elba, hailing from Hackney in London, is a devoted fan, alongside Academy Award and BAFTA-winning actor Daniel Kaluuya who narrated the 'All or Nothing' documentary. Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth are among the reported actors who also declare their allegiance to Arsenal.

Olivier Giroud, Idris Elba
Actor Idris Elba with former Arsenal striker, Olivier Giroud at the The Best FIFA Football Awards - Show / Michael Steele/GettyImages

Beyond the realm of acting, Arsenal boasts an impressive array of celebrity supporters. From music icons like Jay-Z and Mick Jagger to international stars like Rihanna and Chris Martin, the club's influence spans various industries. Notably, Africa's wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote, was linked with a potential takeover bid for the club.

Former Nigeria’s Vice President Atiku Abubakar is also a lifelong Arsenal fan as well as the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel who was reportedly not always in a good mood whenever results don’t go Arsenal’s way. The Arsenal fan base extends deep into Africa, with celebrities including Banky W, Falz, Kiss Daniel, Patoranking, and Sound Sultan proudly backing the Gunners.

Kim Kardashian, Saint West
kim kardashian at the Arsenal FC v Sporting CP: Round of 16 Leg Two - UEFA Europa League / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Arsenal will return to Premier League action next week against Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium next Saturday.