President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, was every Arsenal fan after shock defeat to Brentford
Tears ran down Brentford fans’ faces as they cheered, sang and had a gala time on their return back to top-flight football after a gap of 74 years.
The emotions ran exact opposite on Arsenal fans’ faces at Brentford Community Stadium as they witnessed their side succumb to Premier League newbies on the first day of the season.
With 3 defeats and a draw during their pre-season campaign, one must admit the signs were already there.
The 21/22 Premier League season kicked off with an all-too-familiar insipid display from Mikel Arteta’s side, as goals from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard secured a memorable 2-0 win for Thomas Frank’s men.
Though it was only the first game of the season, the manner of the defeat left a sour taste in the fans’ mouths, none more so than in the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, whose country’s name is emblazoned on the left sleeve of the Arsenal shirt.
The Rwandese president expressed his frustration on social media as he indirectly called out Mikel Arteta and the Arsenal hierarchy following the loss.
Kagame was every Arsenal fan after the defeat as he questioned the club’s plans so far and urged them to not ‘accept mediocrity’. Check out his rant below –
You know the Premier League is back when the President of Rwanda goes on a late night rant against his club – Arsenal. A club also sponsored by Rwanda pic.twitter.com/kzROj5fetK— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) August 14, 2021