Each week I’ll be bringing you Arsenal Tweets of the Week. This is a roundup from a small selection of Arsenal-related tweets as chosen by me.
I’d like to dedicate this week’s column to my lovely Dad, a lifelong Arsenal fan, who lost his brave fight with cancer for the second time in as many years. One of the things I’m going to miss is talking with him about football, especially anything Arsenal-related.
I was wrong in my assumption that Arsene Wenger wouldn’t splash any more cash before the end of the summer transfer window. Although technically I was right as the Welbeck deal wasn’t officially sealed until the morning after the transfer window shut. However, I was rather perturbed when I saw that Danny Welbeck had suffered an ankle injury during his England training session the very next day. “Not another one injured” I said; or at least words to that effect. I was since more than glad to hear that it wasn’t as bad as originally portrayed. Let’s keep everything crossed that it stays that way and Welbeck is here to save the day by becoming a prolific goal-scorer for Arsenal. No pressure there then!
— Arsenal NYC (@ArsenalNYC) September 2, 2014
The New York Red Bulls connection with Arsenal doesn’t only stretch to Thierry Henry. Bradley Wright-Phillips, Ian Wright’s son is currently playing in his second MLS season for RBNY. Having left England after spells playing for Manchester City, Southampton, Plymouth Argyle, Charlton Athletic and Brentford it looks like Wright-Phillips has finally found his footing and this season his goal-scoring ability has come home to roost. BWP, as he’s affectionately known, is the current MLS Golden Boot leader, having scored a total of 21 goals in 25 appearances for RBNY in MLS so far this season. And, of course, that doesn’t include the goal he scored against Arsenal in the New York Cup. In fact, no other player has scored that number of goals in one season for RBNY before – not even Titi. When you consider that Giroud scored 16 goals in 36 appearances for Arsenal last season it certainly gives you pause for thought … whoever thinks that MLS is a retirement league couldn’t be more wrong.
— New York Red Bulls (@NewYorkRedBulls) September 4, 2014
Despite having played for one of our arch-enemies many moons ago, I think most would agree that David Beckham is a top bloke. Isn’t it great to see that even though Manchester United has their own academy his sons will soon be bending it like Beckham thanks to the Arsenal Academy? Nicely played there David, nicely played!
Beckham has confirmed that all 3 of his boys, 15 y/o Brooklyn, 12 y/o Romeo & 9 y/o Cruz, attend Arsenal Academy. http://t.co/9SG7zgWtMq
— AFC Academy (@AFCAcademy) September 6, 2014
Have you checked out the #RainbowLaces advert, commercial or whatever you want to call it, featuring a few familiar faces from the Arsenal squad? The campaign, made in association with Paddy Power, aims to help kick out homophobia from the world of football. Perfecto! Gorgeous! Cowabunga!
WATCH: Arsenal players succeed in making commercial actually funny http://t.co/ASQ5nXTVkR
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) September 5, 2014
Everyone likes a flow chart to show us how things are supposed to work; or not as the case may be. If you’re easily offended (excuse the language) avert your eyes now and scroll to the next tweet. Or not.
Found this amusing: pic.twitter.com/ZBPrvEdQQK
— Bay Area Gooners (@BayAreaGooners) September 2, 2014