Arsene Wenger shrugs his shoulders at Wembley, mirroring the shrugs of millions of Gooners across the world
Arsene Wenger apparently learned a lot on Saturday: he went from being the world's worst manager, to its greatest ever, in the space of two hours.
It's fair to say that Arsenal's FA Cup final did not well. And since the concept of "fairness" is rather alien to most Twitter users, they decided that, after nine minutes of the match against Hull at Wembley, they had seen enough.
When does a club lose its "big club" status? I think it's time we stopped talking about Arsenal as a big club now. They're a joke.
— Stamford Memes (@StamfordMemes) May 17, 2014
Wtf, just check turn on my tv and see arsenal 2-0 down *choke* *choke* these jokers will never win a trophy — Joseph (@WhiteCurryLover) May 17, 2014
Arsenal is the definition of choke.
— left bench (@RJ_Cam) May 17, 2014
We'll all be on hover-boards by the time Arsenal win another trophy.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 17, 2014
It wasn't all bad news, though:
Speechless. — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 17, 2014
At last, eh? It's enough to make even Arsenal fans want to concede more goals.
Even those who usually remained faithful to Arsenal's French manager had seen enough:
#WengerOut if we lose. I've had enough
— Poundin Yam Since BC (@PoundYamDaily) May 17, 2014
Santi Cazorla's beautiful free kick quickly stemmed the tide of bile, however, and instead got people who should know better declaring the Cup Final an all-time classic, with just 73 minutes left to go:
Superb free kick from Cazorla reduces Arsenal's deficit to 2-1. Only 17 mins gone. Already looking like the best FA Cup final at new Wembley — Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) May 17, 2014
As for Laurent Koscielny's equaliser in the second half, which would prove enough to force extra time? It got people literally lyrical.
I WANT TO DANCE WITH KOSCIELNY
— Amy Orr (@AmyOrr38) May 17, 2014
Some cried foul, of course:
Bruce furious at the free-kick that led to Cazorla's goal & unhappy with the corner that brought Koscielny's equaliser. — Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) May 17, 2014
Arsenal 'get away with murder' as Laurent Koscielny equalises in the FA Cup final http://t.co/ULg01BPvpb
— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) May 17, 2014
Others got EXTREMELY overexcited…
While one of the great sages of our time was able to sit back and see the bigger picture:
We'll never know now but Koscielny scores from a spot where Alex Bruce would almost certainly have been standing.
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) May 17, 2014
He's right you know - we won't ever know. Nor will we ever know what would have happened if Elvis had interrupted the match moments before that goal, perhaps riding Shergar into the Hull penalty box. In any case, keeping the match alive wasn't enough for one 'fan':
Ramsey and Cazorla just combined to muck up a great opportunity. — Colin Udoh (@ColinUdoh) May 17, 2014
But once Aaron Ramsey popped up to bring home the bacon in extra time, all was forgiven - and some of the same voices who'd been calling "Wenger out" started focusing on different aspects of the afternoon:
— Feras فراس (@TrueFeras) May 17, 2014
Plenty of people who'd been baying for blood earlier on changed their tune.
I can't believe I'm actually crying. It's been so long. Far too long.
— Bibiire (@yew1e) May 17, 2014
Other people got a bit too carried away and, we're sad to report, began speaking untruths:
THERE'S ONLY ONE ARSENE WENGER: pic.twitter.com/D1skYYmI1n
— _ (@PhotosArsenal) May 17, 2014
(There are nine Arsene Wengers on Linked In, in case you're wondering, so he's clearly not the only one.) There was, of course, one blot on the horizon for fans who enjoyed what did indeed turn out to be a classic final: the happiness of Piers Morgan:
Finally, though, everything came full circle.
39 mins since we last won a trophy. #wengerout
— Pz (@PascalZidane) May 17, 2014
Is it just us, or does something about that final Tweet signal that things are All Right With The World?
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