Despite his allegiances to Arsenal’s fierce local rivals Tottenham - the 25-year-old, of course, played for Spurs between 2007 and 2013 - it seems Bale is backing Arsene Wenger’s men to triumph later today due to his friendship with the two aforementioned Gunners’ stars.
Bale grew up with Walcott in the Southampton youth ranks, while Ramsey is his Wales international teammate.
Tweeting roughly five-and-a-half hours before kick-off, Bale wrote: “Good luck for today lads in the #FACupFinal ! @theowalcott @aaronramsey”
Needless to say, this public message of support to two Arsenal players didn’t go down well with the Tottenham faithful.
“Remember the shirt you used to wear Gareth!!!” @thespursweb tweeted.
Meanwhile, @HotspurRelated - the largest independent Tottenham account on Twitter - wrote: “Err Gareth, what you doing?”
Bale used to support Arsenal
Interestingly, Bale revealed in an interview with Cadena SER earlier this year that he used to support Arsenal.
"I used to like Arsenal a lot," Bale admitted. "But when I moved to Tottenham of course I liked them less - but I really admired Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira, those kind of players. They were incredible."
The Welshman has been linked with a move back to the Premier League following a disappointing second season with Real Madrid, but it seems inconceivable that he will end up at Arsenal if he does return to England.
As the situation stands, in any case, Real Madrid have no desire to cash-in on the world-class forward despite interest from several clubs - including Manchester United - willing to pay big money.
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