Arsenal fan and Wenger critic Piers Morgan on 1,000 games - 'I salute him' but ...

Piers Morgan

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has been speaking about Arsene Wenger's 1,000 games in charge of the club.

Tomorrow will see Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger take charge of his team for the 1,000th time at Stamford Bridge - with title rivals Chelsea the opponents in a massive game for many reasons.

For Wenger it is a magnificent moment - and for English football, where the idea of a long-serving manager is a dying afterthought, it is also good to see a boss with such longevity.

Today has seen plenty of players from the past and present praising the Frenchman on his accolade ranging from Thierry Henry, Mesut Ozil and Jose Antonio Reyes - and even his old adversary Sir Alex Ferguson had to congratulate his long-term foe on a magnificent career in English football.

But perhaps the one person we didn’t expect to see congratulating him was TV broadcaster, journalist and presenter Piers Morgan.

The regular Tweeter is a passionate Arsenal fan - and week-in-week-out he is on the Tweet, usually sending barbs in the direction of Wenger.

He was continually furious with his lack of activity in the transfer market over the past couple of seasons as well as the decision to let go big names such as Cesc Fabregas, Robin Van Persie and Alex Song.

This January he criticised him on his decision not to give the man he dubbed a ‘flat track bully’ Olivier Giroud more competition up front.

He might deny it, or put his clever spin on things - but there is no doubt Morgan has been one of the most prominent ‘fans’ involved in the #WengerOut movement.

But today even he had to acknowledge the man he has so often harangued on social media … with this respectful Tweet:


However he couldn't leave it there - and went on to express his feelings on the matter further, which were less respectful of the great manager...



He just cannot help himself can he...

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