Arsenal’s star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated his 30th birthday by taking his family out on a trip to Miami Beach on June 18.
The Gabon international has been subject to a lot of speculation recently after talkSPORT presenter Andy Goldstein shockingly claimed that Manchester United were preparing a shock £75 mil bid to prize him away from the Gunners.
And so it wasn’t surprising to see hordes of Gooners rushing to online forums to wish the striker and use the occasion to make Auba feel extra special at the club.
While Arsenal fans were flooding the internet with birthday wishes for their beloved star, arch rivals Tottenham came up with a cheeky way to have a dig at the Gunners on Aubameyang’s birthday.
Birthdays are occasions when people usually like to look back at fond memories but a look at Spurs official Twitter account certainly wouldn’t have given the birthday boy any happy thoughts.
While there was no mention of the striker or his birthday, it’s hard to think that Spurs posting a clip of Hugo Lloris saving Aubameyang’s penalty on the very day was merely a coincidence.
The move was clearly a well disguised dig at their North London rivals and was loved by Spurs fans, judging by reactions to the post on Twitter.
With Spurs taking such special efforts to wish one of their players on his special day, it would have been very surprising if Arsenal didn’t return the favor when they got the opportunity to wish Bernd Leno his 27th birthday two days later.
In a clear dig at the Lloris clip, the Gunners posted a clip of an unbelievable double save from Leno during a clash between the two clubs.
These exchanges on Twitter are the latest episode in the bitter rivalry going between the two North London clubs and fans shouldn’t be surprised to see more jabs on social media pop up before the season starts.
While both teams had fairly successful campaigns last year, with Arsenal making it to the Europa League final and Spurs going all the way to the UCL final against the Reds, both sets of fans will surely be hoping for some silverware this year.
While such spats on Twitter carry little meaning on the pitch, fans do seem to be widely entertained when the rivals clash it out on social forums.
Breaking the monotony of the ongoing break in club football, we can all get behind this kind of pettiness from Tottenham and Arsenal’s official social media accounts!