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.
Time for a little bit of gloating. Arsenal’s own Benik Afobe, currently out on loan, scored a brace for Milton Keyne Dons against Manchester United in the Capital Cup on Tuesday night. If Afobe can get enough playing time for the Dons hopefully he’ll come back to Arsenal when the time is right and carry on playing this well for our first team. After the match Louis van Gaal was later heard to say “Nothing’s changed”. He was right. MUFC are still losing. Bring back David Moyes!
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 26, 2014
Calum Chambers: the signing of the season in my humble opinion. His form on the field since joining Arsenal from Southampton has clearly made an impression on Roy Hodgson too as uncapped Chambers has been called up for international duty. England are to play Norway in a friendly at Wembley before travelling to Basle to kick-start their campaign to qualify for Euro 2106. It definitely looks like things are on the up for Chambers who’s not only been named Man of the Match twice in his appearances for Arsenal but also made his Champions League debut against Beşiktaş at Atatürk Olympic Stadium. Well done Calum! You must be feeling very proud; and rightly so.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 28, 2014
Centre back or striker? Everybody has a different opinion on where we need to plug the gap. This fan is right in what he says but doesn’t specify where he thinks the gaps are. Maybe in both these areas as well as midfield? By the time this column is published the summer transfer window will be all but over. By 11pm on Monday we’ll know either way whether any of the gaps have actually been plugged. Don’t hold your breath even though Wenger has been quoted as saying “I will actively be involved on deadline day. I will be on alert until the last minute.”
There is no excuse for gaps in the squad. Negligence. Just sheer negligence. #Arsenal
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) August 29, 2014
Robbie Savage, ex-football player turned pundit (who in his heyday had almost as much curly blond hair as I have) has been sticking up for our very own Super Jackie Wilshire. Give him a chance to show us what he’s made of; don’t forget he’s only 22 and has only made 49 Premier League appearances; get behind a talented young player with his best years ahead of him; Wilshere should lay off the cigarettes – but you can’t knock his recent play. Just a few of the comments Savage made in his article for Mirror Football. Hear, hear Robbie!
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) August 29, 2014
Another rising star for Arsenal? Definitely! Chuba Akpom scored a hat-trick against West Bromwich Albion in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League Division 2 match at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday. It looks like Akpom, who has come through from Arsenal’s Academy, has a very bright future ahead of him.
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 29, 2014
Now, this one has absolutely nothing to do with Arsenal, but I happened to see this in an Arsenal supporters’ pub after the Beşiktaş match. The story behind it is so outrageously ludicrous but completely true that I couldn’t not include it! I hope you’ll forgive me …
Ludogorets qualify for the Champions League as defender Cosmin Moti had to go in goal for the penalty shootout. He scored AND made 2 saves!
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 27, 2014