Just to clarify, you’re not reading the headline of this article incorrectly. Bayern Munich’s Fiete Arp has ambitions of becoming a burger kingpin at some point in the future once his playing days are over and he hangs up his boots for good (AZ). As a native of Bad Segeberg near Hamburg, and having spent a majority of the early part of his career with Hamburger SV, Arp dreams of one day being able to open up a burger stand somewhere in Hamburg.
Unfortunately, Arp’s time at Bayern thus far has not been covered in glory, as he’s spent most of his time playing with the reserves. The expectations were naturally pretty high after scoring 18 goals in 19 matches for the German U-17 side, he struggled with injuries during his two seasons with Hamburg’s first team. With Bayern this season, he has only made a total of 7 appearances, all of which came for Bayern’s reserves in the 3. Liga. He showed bright glimpses with the first team during Bayern’s pre-season tour in North America, but a troubling navicular bone injury as well as injuries to his arm and hand have hampered his season.
A burger conspiracy? (Yes, we’re having some fun here)
Back in November, just days after returning to training from his wrist injury, Arp injured his left forearm during a training session that wound up keeping him sidelined for a considerable spell. He suffered minor damage to the radial bone that required him to wear a cast for a while and he he struggled to return to the first team once he was able to return to training. Since then, he’s only made the bench twice for the first team; once against SC Paderborn in the league and once for Bayern’s DFB-Pokal quarter-finals win over Schalke.
So, why has Arp been having so much trouble with that left arm and wrist? Has he perhaps been busy preparing for his burger stand future by trying to perfect his very own burger recipe? Of course, at only 20 years of age, he’s got quite some time before he has to have his master recipe perfected, but it never hurts to always be one step ahead of the game. He has to have a fallback if this whole footballing thing doesn’t work out, right?
Already some A-list footballers for customers/advertisers?
It’s fitting that BFW’s own Csmith1919 recently did some investigating into the dietary habits of both Eden Hazard and Aaron Ramsey during the coronavirus quarantine period. Both midfielders admitted they’re finding it difficult to stay away from unhealthy snacks. Chuck had called for Hazard and Ramsey to seek help from Robert Lewandowski and his wife, Anna, who’s a fitness and nutrition expert. Lewandowski’s dessert before dinner diet has worked wonders for him and could benefit both Hazard and Ramsey, but the pair could be better served as spokesmen for Arp’s future burger business. What better way to market and advertise your product than by having footballers promote your scrumptious grub?
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Partner with Uli Hoeness?
Now what if, just bare with me here, Arp decides to team up with Uli Hoeness and create a burger/sausage stand business? Hoeness had a sausage company that his children now own, but what a way to make a return to the business now that he’s no longer Bayern president. They could franchise their stands in both Hamburg and Munich and perhaps even strike a deal with Paulaner. Hell, anything’s possible, right?