Hollywood giant admits trying to 'get Mikel Arteta's attention' as she reveals Arsenal 'obsession'

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Arsenal's star-studded fanbase just got an A-list boost with Anne Hathaway revealing her love for the Gunners.

The North London club, who are in the thick of a Premier League title race, can count on support from the likes of Oscar-winner Colin Firth, F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, and even reality TV star Kim Kardashian, spotted at the Emirates during Arsenal's thrilling 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Also among the ranks of famous Gooners is actor Nicholas Galitzine, who outed his 'The Idea of You' co-star Hathaway as a fellow Arsenal enthusiast during their promotional tour. In a chat with Interview Magazine, Hathaway quizzed: "Okay, next question. What formation should Arsenal be playing in?"

Galitzine, seizing the moment, responded: "Oh, thank you Anne Hathaway! The people at Interview don't know that we're both diehard Arsenal fans. I really believe we're in a great place right now. Is this a genuine question? Because I will tell you."

Hathaway playfully retorted: "I just thought this is a good chance to get Mikel Arteta's attention," reports the Daily Star.

Previously, Galitzine had shared with NOW: "You know a really fun fact? Anne Hathaway is a massive Arsenal supporter as well. I'm in a group chat with her family who are all Arsenal supporters. [They're] obsessed."

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Galitzine offered some advice to Arteta, whose team will be aiming to keep their top spot this weekend when they host Aston Villa on Sunday. He suggested: "Listen, Mikel, if you're looking for an assistant, it is a 4-3-3. It is a 3-5-2 in attack, really. But we need a centre forward who's able to play in those spaces that Martin Odegaard does, but is a focal point in attack."

"I don't think we have that just yet. So we need to dip into the market in the summer because the January transfer window is not a great time to buy. We don't want to spend money for the sake of it, but I think we're in a good place."