Rwanda President Paul Kagame has called on Arsenal fans not to accept mediocrity, following the Gunners 2-0 loss to newly promoted Brentford on Friday.
Mikel Arteta’s men were condemned to their first league defeat of the season, as goals from Sergi Canos in the 22nd minute and Christian Norgaard in the 73rd minute handed the Bees a good start to the campaign.
Following the disappointing defeat, Kagame who is an ardent fan of the Gunners, took to social media pages to vent his frustration by calling out at the management suggesting the club’s fans don’t deserve that.
The East African Head of State insisted that those in charge of the club understand where the problem is and should take the burden.
“What?? It’s football, it’s a loss for Arsenal against Brentford,” Kagame wrote on his social media pages. Brentford deserved to win and they did.
“The game itself aside Arsenal and the fans don’t deserve to kind of get used to this….NO !!! I say this as one of the big fans of Arsenal. The change has taken to long to come!
“The change has taken too long to come!”
“We just must not excuse or accept mediocrity,” Kagame continued. “A team has to be built with a purpose to win win-win. So that when we lose…it was not to be expected!
“I am sure we all know on whose shoulders the heaviest burden rests. I hope they know too or even accept it.”
Brentford had started the game on a high but had to wait until the 22nd minute to score the opener, when Canos dribbled past Arsenal’s defenders after a clever pass from Ethan Pinnock to sneak the ball past Bernd Leno and in the 73rd minute Norgaard netted the second.