Finishing behind Schalke 04 the Gunners have to settle for a tough knockout tie in the next phase of the Champions League against a group winner.
They took the lead against the Greeks in the first half when Tomas Rosicky side footed from the penalty spot after a clever cutback by Gervinho. Arsenal’s collapse came in the second half after conceding two goals to Giannis Maniatis and Kostas Mitroglou respectively.
Championship striker Zaha admitted that he stopped watching the tie after Arsenal fell behind, tweeting, “I swear I’m not watching Arsenal anymore.”
The Crystal Palace forward then retweetd Mark Bright’s comment, saying, “’Arsenal are poor. Plain and simple. Sorry @IanWright0 its so annoying watching them, used [to] be made of steel. Now, papier mache!”
Zaha’s comment alone merely playfully mocks the North London side, however, his retweet of TV pundit Bright gave his view a more caustic quality.
The playful swipe, made in the public sphere, has the potential to isolate the youngster if a move to his boyhood club Arsenal ever transpires this January, or this summer.
As reparation for his earlier tweet Zaha admitted that “I am a[n] Arsenal supporter but they do stress me out.”
Arsene Wenger has already admitted admiration for the player’s footballing acumen, but his social media savvy is certainly a work-in-progress.