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The exact moment Piers Morgan knew Arsene Wenger 'was done' at Arsenal

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Piers Morgan isn't exactly the quietest Arsenal supporter going.

Through all of the club's trials and tribulations over recent years, you can always rely on the TV personality to post a bitter tweet and fire shots at Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman himself was pummelled with criticism during the backend of last season with most expecting Arsenal to simply let Wenger's contract run and end on the high of FA Cup victory.

When the 68-year-old put pen to paper on a fresh two-year contract in the summer, it was largely met with a grim sense of acceptance.

It was a feeling reflected by Morgan who, through gritted teeth, tweeted: "As promised, I will now never tweet about Wenger again. It's over."

If that's not reluctant acceptance, then nothing is. The ex-Britain's Got Talent judge openly admits to being an old champion of Wenger but his patience wore quicker than most.

Three FA Cups are the only accolades harvested by the club in recent years and even the once cherished achievement of finishing in the top four has begun to slip away.

All that and this is the manager that orchestrated only the second unbeaten, title-winning season in English football history and became the first side to truly stifle Manchester United's dominance of the 1990s.

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It's difficult to put a finger on the exact moment Arsenal entered their 'banter period' even if the move to the Emirates Stadium is considered the beginning of the stagnation.

In the opinion of Morgan, though, the moment he truly fell out of love with Arsenal under Wenger came an entire seven years after the move away from Highbury. 

During a recent Sky Sports feature with Lord Alan Sugar, he explained: "I loved Arsene Wenger like I've never loved a woman in my life. [His wife] understands!

"Wenger is a busted flush. We finished fifth last season, we'll come fifth or sixth this season.

"Wenger's lost that edge.

"When Wenger sold Robin van Persie to let United win the league, that was the moment for me it was over. He sold our captain, our best player, to our immediate rivals. That was the moment for me, Wenger was done."

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For all of Morgan's overreacting in the past, he's spoken for a lot of Arsenal fans here.

The 2011-12 campaign had started with an ignominious 8-2 defeat at Old Trafford but with the prolific goal scoring of RVP, the Gunners could cruise to third. They just haven't had a striker like him since.

Where do you think it all went wrong for Arsene Wenger? Have your say in the comments section below.

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