Never slow to grab a chance to self-promote, so-called celebrity Arsenal fan, Piers Morgan, was left looking like he may not know quite as much about the beautiful game as he might like to think – following Arsenal’s sensational 7-5 victorious comeback against Reading in the C.O. Cup last night.
When Arsenal went 4-0 down after 37 minutes the former Fleet Street hack, come controversial ex-Mirror editor and talent-show judge, seemed to have given up on the Gunners and their manager, tweeting:
“When fans chant ‘We want our Arsenal back’, it’s time for a new manager. Wenger’s been brilliant, but he’s lost his competitive edge.”
Fortunately for Arsenal fans, their team showed some back-bone and came out fighting: Theo Walcott made it 4-1 before half-time, and the rest is football history – with contract-rebel Walcott grabbing a hat-trick of goals and assists on the night, as Arsenal went on to win the tie in extra-time
Morgan, meanwhile, refused to let his earlier knee-jerk tweet get in the way of him celebrating Arsenal’s, and Arsene Wenger’s, famous comeback – with his incredible near 3 million twitter followers, tweeting:
“5-4. And Chamakh scored? Words fail me. (Other than ‘ssssshhhh’ to all Reading fans) #Arsenal”
Telling the world, or at least twitter, that “words fail me” is quite a confession for a professional journalist. Perhaps it just goes to show what an extraordinary cup-tie this was; and to quote someone who certainly does know something about the game:
” Football – bloody hell.”