Arsenal legend Ian Wright has branded the club’s supporters as “prized w*****s” for the way in which they have turned on manager Arsene Wenger.
The retired striker, who admitted he had been drinking at the time, expressed his anger with the Gunners’ fans via Twitter.
"So disappointed with the amount of prize w*****'s who are supporting the club I love," Wright tweeted. "Wish I could meet them individually. Would be carnage!"
Perhaps unsurprisingly the tweet wasn’t received well by some Arsenal fans, some of whom even threatened to fight the 51-year-old, who now works as a football pundit.
One angered supporter tweeted: “wrighty if you wanna act hard then meet me at the emirates on saturday you'll regret this tweet mate”.
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While another wrote: “you deserve a beating and next week i will gladly have a scrap with you at the emirates, not joking, arsenal legend my ass”.
Some Arsenal fans even questioned whether Wright, an immensely passionate fan of the club he spent seven years at, had been hacked - but the former England international confirmed it was him who posted the original tweet.
"No everyone not been hacked! but yes I've had a few!," he responded. "Many a true word spoken in drunken tongue!"
Wenger under pressure
A shocking video of a group of Arsenal fans abusing the under-fire Wenger at Stoke train station has been strongly criticised over the past five days - by supporters of the club and football fans in general.
Wenger, the Premier League’s current longest-serving manager, continues to divide supporters - although there appear to be more and more calls for the veteran Frenchman to leave the Emirates Stadium.
Poor results are often the trigger. Arsenal were beaten 3-2 by Stoke City last weekend and currently find themselves sixth in the Premier League table, 13 points off league-leaders Chelsea.
After winning the FA Cup last season, and having spent £35 million on Alexis Sanchez, there was belief amongst the Gunners’ supporters prior to the start of the campaign that Wenger’s men could go closer to winning their first Premier League title since 2004.
However, having won just six of their opening 15 matches, it seems the best Arsenal fans can hope for this season is another top-four finish.
Meanwhile, Wright also stated that someone - anyone - should be sacked at Arsenal due to the failure to re-sign Cesc Fabregas, who subsequently joined Chelsea in the summer.
"For the record the mere fact that Fabregas is at Chelsea when we had first option, don't care who but someone should be sacked," he tweeted.
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