Saturday 25 February 2017

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

Callum Davis

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...

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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