Mikel Arteta isn’t smiling about Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Hull City on Sunday. It’s not because he’s unhappy about the result. He’s a little sheepish because he lost one of his front teeth during the game.
Arteta collided with Hull City forward Shane Long in the first half. Long’s arm hit Arteta in the mouth, dislodging his tooth. Arteta briefly left the game for treatment before returning to the Arsenal midfield for the duration of the the contest.
See Arteta lose his tooth below.
After the game, Arteta joined a few of his smiling teammates in a celebratory postgame photo but decided against showing off his new smile.
IndonesiaGoonerettes (@IndoGoonerettes) April 20, 2014
Our crystal ball tells us that there is a visit to the dentist in Arteta’s future.
GIF via Reddit
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@InsideLaLiga