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Arsenal's official Twitter account 'accidentally' mocks Mikel Arteta... twice

Callum Davis

Published 19/09/2015 | 15:36

Mikel Arteta
Mikel Arteta

We all know that Mikel Arteta is not every Arsenal fan's favourite player, but this tweet from @Arsenal is a tad harsh...

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To many Gooners, the Spanish midfielder is the antithesis to the combative player Arsenal are crying out for - a hard-nosed, gritty midfielder with a penchant for tackling.

With £193m in the bank, fans are asking why the former Everton player remains a part of Arsene Wenger's plans after a ineffectual start to the season.

That opinion seems to be a view which is shared by Arsenal's official Twitter account. If this tweet is anything to go by, the club are apparently so keen to dispense with the 33-year-old, that they're willing to let him play for Chelsea...


Not only did the man responsible include Arteta's name in the wrong line-up, he also took the effort to tag to the Spaniard's official Twitter account to boot.

The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before eagle-eyed Arsenal fans spotted the amusing mistake.

In farcical scenes, the clumsy-thumbed tweeter made the same mistake - again - announcing Mikel Arteta had replaced Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas...


Mikel Arteta became the scapegoat for Arsenal's 2-1 defeat in their Champions League opener earlier this week after a largely ineffective display in the middle of Arsenal's midfield.

He could hardly be blamed for today's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.

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