Arsene Wenger met with the press on Thursday morning to talk about this weekend’s FA Cup clash against Lincoln and Twitter had a lot to say.
Wenger revealed that Danny Welbeck, Alex Iwobi and potentially Mesut Ozil could all miss the match due to an illness that appears to be striking our players down in the prime of life.
He also spoke about how he will take the fans’ opinions into account when it comes to making a decision about his future at the club but they’re not the most important factor in whether he stays or not.
The media instantly twisted this to mean that the fans would influence his choice and some didn’t take too kindly to the misinterpretation. Or journos in general, for that matter.
Why do journalists ask stupid questions?Wenger is not going to tell you if he's leaving when he's just dodged that question from Dave #SSNHQ
— Shaun Mackenzie (@93Mackenzie) March 9, 2017
Watched arsene wenger press conference watched #ssn completely misrepresent it;he never said fans extremely influential in his decision
— Simon Jordan (@Sjopinion10) March 9, 2017
— Laurence Brown (@lozmachine) March 9, 2017
While some will use any excuse to have a pop at the boss.
There is definitely sickness in the camp! its making the fans sick too!
Its called Stagnation Sickness! Needs change to cure it!
Wenger Out! https://t.co/Ze69n46ZHH
— Den (@DenMit888) March 9, 2017
Sick of Wenger? https://t.co/0u8lZ1UNlt
— The Arsenal (@KYEkye45) March 9, 2017
— Twickerman (@Obvi0us_Tweets) March 9, 2017
— Sir Jenkinson (@theEpicGooner) March 9, 2017
— Nathan Doig (@Doiger92) March 9, 2017
Others are just wondering what on earth Lucas Perez has to do to get a start!
@Arsenal If Lucas doesn't start i'm done with this club
— T (@Tee_Major7) March 9, 2017
No Iwobi, no Welbz but Perez still won't get a chance to start eh? 😉👉
— Lāwī (@LeviTheGooner) March 9, 2017
— JamesC (@jimathy12) March 9, 2017
Wenger also pointed out that in nine years of Champions League football, Arsenal have only been the worst performing English club once… and people were pretty livid. Even Matt Law got involved.
@johncrossmirror but when have they been the best performing? What a bollocks argument that is.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) March 9, 2017
— Schadenfreude (@RickIndeed) March 9, 2017
— Tom Scholes (@TomScholes316) March 9, 2017