Piers Morgan.

Piers Morgan loses £10,000 Arsenal-related bet with Gary Lineker

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Follow Piers Morgan on Twitter and you come to expect a running commentary on the state of Arsenal.

The outspoken media man sends countless tweets each and every day about his adopted club - the majority of which are to complain about something Arsene Wenger has done in the past, or is about to do.

His messages anger a lot of fellow Gooners and it is those fans who will be delighted to hear that, on Monday night, Morgan has, quite literally, been made to pay after one such post on the social media site.

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The tweet that got Morgan into trouble was one in which he responded to an Arsenal Fan TV post about his constant Wenger criticism.

Unfortunately for the journalist-turned-TV personality, it was the 10th word of that tweet that has cost him a cool £10,000.

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The reason? Because Morgan had a standing bet with Gary Lineker that he wouldn't mention Wenger's name in public.

And the Match of The Day presenter wasn't about to let his long-time Twitter rival get away with his slip up.

In fairness to Morgan, he didn't try and worm his way out of the wager. Instead, he chalked up another reason to curse Arsenal's French manager.

And, with the money going towards a superb charity like Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, things really have turned out for the best.

For Lineker, meanwhile, it will likely make a pleasant change to come out on the right side of a public bet.

The former England striker, of course, famously had to present MOTD in his boxer shorts at the start of this season after claiming he'd be there in his pants if his beloved Leicester City managed to claim the Premier League title.


As for Morgan, despite being out of pocket this week, even he has to be slightly impressed with how Arsenal have improved in recent weeks after an opening day 4-3 loss to Liverpool.

The Gunners are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games and now sit third, just two points off top of the table Manchester City.

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