Like almost any professional footballer, some Arsenal players have received plenty of stick on social media and have responded with this latest video clip.
Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta have received their fair bit of criticism, some of it very unjustified, but some just damn right hilarious.
The trio read out their mean tweets before jokingly completing their respective challenges. Mertesacker was abused for his lack of turning ability, Podolski was ridiculed for being unable to hit a barn door while Arteta (who is extremely good at penalties) was questioned on his ability to net from the spot, taking on a Grandma in a ‘duel’ from 12 yards.
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Check out the video to see their challenges and let us know your thoughts below:
Certainly understand Mertesacker’s lack of agility and ability to turn quickly, however Arteta and Podolski are extremely accurate shooters. The latter was the potential to really knock one out of the park (in a negative way) thanks to his incredible power making his room for error very minimal.
Wouldn’t mind seeing some more of this, good laff. Hope Wenger’s working on some transfers while all this is going on!