Arsenal Mocked for Celebrating Community Shield Win:
Arsenal’s 4-1 penalty shootout win over Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday sparked mixed reactions, with some fans and pundits mocking the Gunners’ celebrations, while others defended their right to be happy. ( As per Mirror )
The match was a closely-fought affair, with City taking the lead through Cole Palmer in the 77th minute. However, Arsenal equalized in the 11th minute of injury time through Leandro Trossard, and then went on to win the shootout.
Arsenal’s Passionate Celebrations Draw Criticism:
Mikel Arteta’s side’s celebrations after the match were particularly passionate, with the Arsenal manager seen running down the touchline in jubilation. This led to some criticism from former players such as Rio Ferdinand and Roy Keane, who accused Arsenal of celebrating like they had won the Champions League.
“Couldn’t tell u how many community shields I won. Always enjoyed the day BUT…” Ferdinand tweeted sarcastically.
Keane, meanwhile, told ITV: “We have to give Arsenal some credit. You want to get into good habits of winning matches but you have to step back, it is a friendly match.”
Fans and Pundits Defend Arsenal’s Right to Celebrate:
However, other fans and pundits have defended Arsenal’s right to celebrate, arguing that the Community Shield is a significant trophy and that the Gunners were simply happy to have won their first silverware since 2020.
“It’s the Community Shield calm down lads,” tweeted one Arsenal fan. “We’ve not won a trophy in years, let us celebrate.”
Another fan wrote: “I don’t care what anyone says, Arsenal have every right to celebrate their Community Shield win. It’s a trophy, and they won it fair and square.”
Ultimately, Whether or Not Arsenal’s Celebrations Were Justified Is a Matter of Opinion:
Ultimately, whether or not Arsenal’s celebrations were justified is a matter of opinion. However, there is no doubt that the match was a thrilling contest, and that both teams can be proud of their performances.
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