Piers Morgan is an Arsenal fan apparently. That is what he would have you believe anyway, despite the fact that he always seems to be slagging off the players or the manager. I am not sure which part of Arsenal Football Club he actually likes.
I don´t follow him on Twitter but you don´t have to have his opinion foisted on you because of his status as a ´celebrity´and his insatiable desire to make his opinion known to us lesser mortals. But the former Arsenal and Scotland international keeper Bob Wilson does seem to follow Piers and has responded angrily to his latest rant against Wenger, as revealed by a Metro report.
Morgan had predictably called for the manager´s head after the Monaco horror show but Wilson was quick to jump to Wenger´s defence and call into the question Morgan´s loyalty to the club and his knowledge of football.
The former Gunner said, “He claims to be an Arsenal fan, but if you’re a supporter of a club you have to be through thick, thin, laughter, smiles and tears. He has never been a proper fan.
“I see him on Twitter and he drives me mad. He’s an incredibly pompous individual and he has no understanding of what it is to be the manager of a football club.
“I can only tell you this about Arsene, and I am biased to a degree, but I’m not stupidly biased. You will not find any manager ever, more dedicated to doing his job than Arsene.”
Strong words from Wilson and just what Wenger needs at this tricky moment in his Arsenal life. Morgan was not too pleased though and soon replied, on Twitter of course.
He wrote, “Bob Wilson says I drive him mad on Twitter, but he still follows me. Bit weird, no? Just press the ‘unfollow’ button mate. #afc
“I heard 60,000 Arsenal fans booing the team off the pitch last night – are they ‘proper fans’? I love @Arsenal with a passion. Disagree me over players/manager etc. But NEVER doubt my devotion to the Club. That hurts.”
Doesn´t he think his criticism of Wenger and the Arsenal players might hurt too. If you dish it out Piers, then you should be able to take it as well.
Wilson clearly believes that Wenger is dedicated and is doing his very best for Arsenal. Whether you think he should be replaced or not, that is a massive thing and so he is absolutely right to stand up to moaning Morgan. Or do you think Piers should be able to spout his criticism with impunity?