Arsenal have been going through a difficult patch with the club facing an uphill struggle to qualify for the Champions League, but their international appeal hasn't dipped.

The son of president Donald Trump, Barron, has been pictured dressed from head to toe in Gunners gear while having a kickabout on the lawn of the White House.

The 11-year-old took time away from the crowds, on 19 April, during a rare public appearance for the 139th Easter Egg Roll at the president's residence.

Several members of the Major League Soccer side DC United were at the lawn party, and forward Patrick Mullins was invited to meet the president's son inside the White House.

"He was very knowledgeable about soccer, knew about DC United and was interested to know more," Mullins told the Washington Post.

"[For a] little kid to have a passion for the game and to be knowledgeable and have a conversation with us, it makes me feel good about kids growing up playing the game."

Hundreds attended the annual Easter Egg Roll which is run each year by the First Lady.

It was one of the first major events that Melania Trump was managing during her time as Flotus.

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Barron Trump arrives at US Capitol on January 20 in Washington DC. He made a rare public appearance at the White House Easter Egg Roll in full Arsenal regalia on 19 April WIN MCNAMEE/AFP/Getty Images