A former Arsenal player has joined Jihad according to a video which emerged last week.

FiSyria.com posted a clip on its website of a man who it claims "played for Arsenal and was friends with a world famous footballer".

The man in the video, who is seen wearing a balaclava and speaking in heavily-accented English, urges Muslims to fight in Syria.

He says: "I have some words of advice to give to you. My advice to is that, first of all, we are in need of all types of help, from those who can help us in fighting the enemy."

According to the website that posted the video, the man in question - who referred to as Mr Abu Issa Andalusi - played for the Gunners before taking the "path of Allah".

But Arsenal insist they do not have any record of the player.

A statement from the club in the Daily Mail said: "We do not recognise the individual from the published clips and we don't have any record of a Mr Abu Iza Andalusi representing the club at any level."

It has been speculated that the player may have changed his name, while there is also a strong possibility that the link may have been fabricated to create publicity.

The post on the website also claims that the fighter grew up with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

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