This was one occasion where having the spotlight stolen from you was more than welcome.
The footballing world is still attempting to come to terms with the insanity of Barcelona’s incredible 6-1 victory over Paris St. Germain last night.
The Catalans overcame a huge first-leg deficit and an away-goal as PSG leaked 3 goals in the last 7 minutes, sealing the greatest come back in Champion’s League knockout round history.
And while the Nou Camp erupted in joy, some Arsenal fans sought comfort in the fact that they had been spared further scrutiny regarding their dismal 1-5 home defeat to Bayern Munich.
PSG’s inability to close out the game with what seemed to be a comfortable lead is surely in for a lot of criticism and the Gunners’ faithful were quick to express their tongue-in-cheek gratitude.
While some may point out the differences in margin of aggregate defeat and the performance, the French side’s misery has turned into the Londoner’s (sardonic) delight.
Check out the following tweets of approval:
On behalf of Arsenal, I would like to thank everyone at PSG for really taking the heat off.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) March 8, 2017
Thank you PSG for making Arsenal look less shit.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) March 8, 2017
"Thank you, PSG"
– signed, Arsenal
— Cristian Nyari (@Cnyari) March 8, 2017
would like to formally thank PSG for being the most embarrassing members of our CL group even though we literally lost 10-2 on aggregate
— Michael Keshani (@MichaelKeshani) March 9, 2017
But anyways , I wanna thank PSG for taking the spotlight of Arsenal 👀. We really appreciate it
— Mr. Duku (@danielduku) March 8, 2017
Well at least for a night, Arsenal are not the most awful, disappointing, dumpster fire of a team. Thank you, PSG.
— Kyle Bryant (@KyleBryant00) March 8, 2017
— AR (@Gooner_AR) March 9, 2017