Nicklas Bendtner has joined Wojciech Szczesny and Lukas Podolski by trolling Tottenham on social media after Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished below north London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League table.
Spurs were on course to finish above their bitter rivals for the first time in 21 years; a draw against relegated Newcastle United at St James’ Park would have been enough.
However, Tottenham suffered a shock 5-1 defeat against the Magpies - a result which allowed Arsenal to leapfrog Pochettino’s men in the table on the final day of the season.
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The Gunners’ faithful found their turn of events particularly hilarious and made their feelings clear on social media.
As did some of Arsenal’s ex-pros, including the aforementioned Bendtner.
Nicklas Bendtner's tweet
The Danish striker, who left the Emirates Stadium in 2014, poked fan at Tottenham’s failure to secure a second-placed finish with the following tweet.
Wenger pleased to finish above Spurs
Arsenal finished their season with an emphatic 4-0 win over relegated Aston Villa, with Olivier Giroud netting a hat-trick.
“We don’t start the season feeling we want to finish above Tottenham. Obviously we do, but on this occasion you play with the target you have,” Arsene Wenger was quoted as saying in his post-match press conference by the Mirror.
“On this occasion the only target before the game was to finish second. For a while our supporters were not going home happy. Today they had some satisfaction.
“It is a positive feeling.
"I am not masochist enough to love being booed. I am in a public job and I accept criticism. I think I have proved in 20 years that I accept being criticised.
“My target is to keep everyone happy, but unfortunately I don’t manage to do it always.”
Pochettino: This is my worst day
Pochettino, meanwhile, described Tottenham’s capitulation as his worst day in management.
"First of all, I would like to apologise to our fans, our team was terrible for them,” the Argentine coach, who signed a new five-year deal with Spurs last week, was quoted as saying by ESPN. "It's my worst day as a manager. Not just in England -- in Spain, too."
He added: "It's very bad -- I feel bad because the worst is that on the pitch we showed we don't care about the position in the table. This upset me and disappointed me.
"It's important to analyse the goals, the formation of the squad and make some decisions. In our head, yes, we wanted to be second. Of course."
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