Fire and Carnage: Arsenal Tweets of the Week

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Arsenal Tweets of the Week is back! This is a roundup from a small selection of Arsenal-related tweets as chosen by me.

I guess it wasn’t only the Arsenal players that lit up the Emirates stadium on Wednesday night in their 4-1 victory over Galatasaray. The next few tweets just go to show that hooliganism in football isn’t always down to the English. You do have to question security on the evening. How did so many flares manage to make it into the stadium that night? I also wonder if there will be any repercussions, financial or otherwise, for Arsenal after this fiery display by the Galatasary fans.

Arsenal may have torn Galatasaray’s defence apart but the Turkish fans took their revenge by tearing the Emirates to pieces!

How’s this for a fantastic photo of hero Danny Welbeck against the backdrop of the Galatasary fans’ flares?

No doubt you, just like me, will have done a double take at this headline. However, when you actually read the article you’ll see how tongue in cheek it is. It certainly made me chuckle and I was relieved when I realised that I didn’t need to take myself off to Specsavers.

The animosity between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho hasn’t improved this season. Although I don’t condone violence on or off the pitch I must admit that this was the highlight of the Chelsea vs Arsenal game for me. Jose you have been warned not to block the path of an oncoming Arsene in future. Although I wasn’t particularly happy with the final score of 2-0 I was relieved it wasn’t a repeat of last year’s drubbing at Stamford Bridge. I’m sure I’m not the only one. At least Arsenal actually played a pretty game even if they didn’t get the result they deserved. Maybe the players need to take a metaphorical leaf out of Wenger’s book in order to elicit a win there next time? Apart from the final result the only thing that marred the game was the delayed kick-off due to the flares set off by Arsenal fan(s) on the concourse. After Wednesday night’s display by Galatasary fans you’d have thought they’d know better!

If you’re a regular reader of this column you will know of my fondness for Mikel Arteta. Fellow fans seem to be few and far between. Our skipper may have only played two-thirds of available games so far this season (four out of a possible seven) but it’s good to see that he’s leading the table for his pass accuracy. Whether you love him, hate him or are completely indifferent I hope this will make more Arsenal fans see that he’s not as bad a player as most make him out to be!