Saturday 23 September 2017

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 'likes' Arsenal Fan TV tweet calling for Arsene Wenger to leave the club

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Callum Davis

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain may have just revealed his true feeling towards Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal were convincingly beaten in a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, a result that saw 'Wenger Out' trend on Twitter, once again.

The result leaves Arsene Wenger's side 12 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea and effectively puts pay to their title challenge.

Less than an hour after the full-time whistle, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain liked a Twitter post from popular Arsenal YouTube channel, Arsenal Fan TV, with a video entitled "Wenger Needs to Go!"

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The cult internet channel has developed a cult following in recent seasons amassing 125,000 followers on Twitter and 325,000 subscribers on Youtube.

Oxlade-Chamberlain quickly removed his like of the tweet, but not before it had been spotted to an eagle-eyed Arsenal fan.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has not tweeted since deleting his original like, but it could be likely that the England international liked the post without fully appreciating the message that was contained within it.

Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced to start in central midfield for Arsenal with Francis Coquelin the only other fit centre midfielder available to Arsene Wenger.

The Arsenal manager was forced to watch the match from the Stamford Bridge stands after being served with a four-match touchline ban for pushing a fourth official during Arsenal's 2-1 win over Burnley.

Arsene Wenger recently admitted he had not decided whether to extend his contract at Arsenal, insisting he would follow his 'gut feeling' on the matter.

Asked what would inform his decision on whether to extend his stay at Arsenal, he said: “It is not all quantifiable. It is linked with your gut feeling as well."

“My future has always been certain,” he said. “I focus 100 per cent until the last day of my contract. That is the only way you can guarantee the future. The players must not think beyond the game.”

 Sky Sports commentator, Gary Neville, condemned one Arsenal fan who produced a banner calling for Arsene Wenger to step down after 20 years at the club.

"He’s a an idiot that guy," said Neville, as the fan and his banner were shown on television.

"Arsene Wenger doesn’t deserve that, obviously the Arsenal fans are disappointed, but to pre-empt by bring a banner into the ground, it’s a joke.

"Remember, the consistency of finishing in the top four might not be acceptable for Arsenal fans, but the alternative might be that you finish below those positions.

"Think about changing your manager, it might be that you don’t finish in the top four for a few seasons, and actually what Arsene Wenger has achieved is fantastic. So, be careful."

Telegraph.co.uk

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