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There is no player with the name David Dicks, associated with the Arsenal football club.

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A social media post which shares a funny anecdote about one of the Arsenal football club player named ‘David Dicks’ is being widely shared. The post also shares an image of the player. Through this article let’s fact-check authenticity of the story shared in the post.

Claim: Funny anecdote about an Arsenal football club player named David Dicks.

Fact: There is no player with the name David Dicks, associated with the Arsenal football club. Further, we could not find evidence of any such incident associated with Arsenal. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

Firstly, the image shared in the post is of Liam Brady, who played professional football for the Arsenal club during 1973-80 time period. And the image shared in the post was captured in 1978.

Moreover, Google search with relevant keywords did not yield any result about a player with the name David Dicks associated with the Arsenal club, although the search yielded an American soccer player, and an Australian sailor, with the same name.

There is also an Australian footballer with the same name. However, he was never associated with the Arsenal club. He died in 1982, much before the era (90s), which the post refers to.

Search on Arsenal’s official website also did not yield any such player with that name. However, we found information about a player with the name ‘John Dick’. He was first signed for Arsenal in 1898, decades before the era as claimed in the post. Further, we could not find any reports of any story in line with the one mentioned in the viral post, associated with this player.

If at all any such incident was associated with any player, there could have been numerous reports of that incident, however, we could not find any such reports which implies the viral story shared in the post could be a made up story.

To sum it up, there is no player with the name David Dicks, associated with the Arsenal football club.

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