Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo may have bagged his first competitive goal for the club during the 2-0 home victory against Borussia Dortmund last night, but the folks running the German’s Twitter account clearly still don’t rate him much.
The young Frenchman’s goal broke a duck that had attracted plenty of criticism from the stands, and also ensured that the Champions League tie was steered in their favour, prior to Alexis Sanchez’s curling effort doubling the Gunners’ lead in the second half.
It may not have been a screamer which rattled in off the bar after being struck from 40-yards - Sanogo poked the ball home from closer to 6-yards - and there was more than claim that he was in an offside position when the initial pass to him was player, but that won’t bother him any.
Apparently though, it did plenty to frustrate Dortmund. Or at least their social media team. The German side’s Twitter account inexplicably posted a Tweet to update the scoreline to 1-0, but opted to simply post ‘???’ instead of the scorer’s name. Not cool Dortmund, not cool.
Of course right about now must be a frustrating time to be associated with a side who are failing to live up to anywhere near their potential.
Jurgen Klopp’s perennial over-achievers are enduring a dismal campaign thus far, and their Bundesliga form sees them sitting dangerously in the relegation mire in 16th place. Up until last night they had maintained a 100 per cent record in Europe’s premier tournament, but will still likely finish top of the group.
Arsenal meanwhile guaranteed their qualification from Group D with last night’s victory, one that was made all the more impressive given their injury concerns. Danny Welbeck and Olivier Giroud were both out of contention to play, whilst the defensive lineup was still without the talents of Laurent Koscielny despite his inclusion in the squad.
Given the fact they’ve lost their last two Premier League fixtures - suffering back to back 2-1 defeats at the hands of Swansea City and Manchester United - Arsene Wenger will know his side need to find some form in the league quickly if they are to fight their way back into contention for the Champions League places.