Piers Morgan, an infamously outspoken Arsenal fan, has commented on the team’s recent success. Still, Match of the Day commentator Gary Lineker has jibed him for his previous comments on Mikel Arteta.
After the controversial TV host praised Arsenal for their perfect start to the Premier League season, Gary Lineker fired back at Morgan.
The Gunners scored twice in the second half to overcome a first-half deficit and defeat Fulham 2-1 at home on Saturday. The goals came from Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Magalhaes.
A perfect 4-0 start to the season means that Arsenal is the only Premier League team thus far. And Morgan was happy to party it up with whoever wanted to join them on Saturday. After the game, he posted on Twitter, “BREAKING NEWS: 4 wins in 4. 12 points of 12. Leader of the Pack. Guns blazing, you gorgeous creatures.
Morgan advises that Arteta should be dismissed from his duties at North London’s Arsenal, so this was a relatively unexpected turn of events in his online conversation with the Spaniard. He concluded his post with applauding hands emojis to salute the Arsenal manager.
Host Gary Lineker used this fact to his advantage when reacting to Arsenal’s victory over Fulham on Match of the Day. He answered, “You no longer want Arteta out?” (a direct quote from Morgan’s original tweet).
Morgan and Lineker are likely waiting for the Gunners to play in their next Premier League match to see if they can keep their winning streak. The North Londoners return home to face Aston Villa throughout the week before making the trip to Manchester United the following weekend.
Arteta lauded his team’s resiliency and Gabriel Magalhaes’ determination to win after the Brazilian had been at fault for Aleksandar Mitrovic’s first goal and then scored the game-winning goal in stoppage time.
In his postgame news conference, he observed, “I think we’ve developed as a team as well as grown up, we have more options, and I think we’ve grown up as individuals.” You gain additional motivation and focus when you play in front of an enthusiastic crowd. “We now believe and believe that we can accomplish our goals.”
What you’re seeing is everyone’s natural response. The crowd’s sole reaction to the player’s goal was one of encouragement. Then the gamer must have the guts to keep going. This happens all the time in football because mistakes are inevitable. It all depends on how you react to that, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s not a fluke; Gabby’s outlook and approach to life are different now than they were a year ago.
While Morgan is happy for his team and Arteta in particular, Lineker is fuming at a call against his former club Leicester City earlier in the day.
At Stamford Bridge, the referee determined that the Foxes’ Harvey Barnes had fouled Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy, nullifying a goal the team had scored. The striker scored in the end, but Raheem Sterling scored twice to sink Brendan Rodgers’ team.