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 Wigan

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    Miguel Azeez plays with tiny shin pads on loan at WiganCredit: Rex
    The Arsenal star showed off the pads on his Instagram story

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

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    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!”

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    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.

    Credit: Twitter

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