Arsenal succumbed to a disappointing 6-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea this weekend, making Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game celebrations a disaster.
And the club has reacted to the humiliating defeat by imposing a media blackout ahead of their home game v Swansea on Tuesday night.
The Arsenal manager failed to show up to his post-match press conference after the humiliating defeat to the Blues and he also canceled the pre-match conference Tuesday’s game.
In addition to this, no Arsenal player has posted anything on their Twitter accounts since the loss and the official Arsenal Twitter account has also been in complete silence.
Rumours are increasingly suggesting that the reason for the blackout is because Wenger is preparing to announce his retirement following such a devestating result on what was supposed to be a celebration of his time in charge of the Gunners…
Arsenal cancel Monday press conference and their players blocked from talking to the media. Will Wenger sign this new contract now? #AFC
— Kevin Palmer (@kpsundayworld) March 23, 2014
Wenger not doing press conference tomorrow ahead of Swansea. Instead, Arsenal will make quotes available. Not like him. Usually fronts up.
— Ian Ridley (@IanRidley1) March 23, 2014
The fact that Wenger’s press conference is cancelled, @Arsenal haven’t tweeted all day and neither have any players suggests all is not rosy
— Stuart Murphy (@stuart_murphy) March 23, 2014
Wenger cancelled today’s press conference. No tweets from official account. Media black out. Something’s up.
— iHeartArsenal (@illuminat1i) March 23, 2014
No press conference tomorrow and rumor has it that Wenger is retiring at the end of the season.
— ArsenalInsight (@arsenal_insight) March 23, 2014
Hearing rumours that there will be a press conference this afternoon. Lots of people think Wenger could announce his retirement.
— Rhys Ivey (@AFCRhys) March 23, 2014
This is all nonsense the Wenger retiring thing. Press conference on a Sunday evening? Doesn’t make sense.
— #49 (@SeniAFC) March 23, 2014
No interviews, tweets, press conferences, nothing at Arsenal. And rumours that Wenger’s announcing retirement. #Crisis
— (@InsideThierry) March 23, 2014