Rwanda’s president has let rip into Arsenal following their Premier League opening day loss to Brentford.
The North London side, three-time winners of the title, suffered a shock 2-0 defeat to the English top-flight’s newest team on Friday.
It has seen Mikel Arteta’s side receive furious criticism, with Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher dubbing them “weak”.
And Paul Kagame, whose government supports the North London side in a deal worth £30m since 2018, held nothing back in his own review of the club’s performance.
Writing to his 2.4m followers across three posts, the Rwandan president said: “[sic] What?? It's football, it's a loss of Arsenal at/to Brentford.
“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!
“It's been a struggle of about decade(s) – ups and downs-more downs until this point.
“Can't we have a plan that really works?? One part to look at is how we deal in the market- players we buy to execute the plan.
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“The touch and go mentality does not bring change.
“We just must NOT excuse or accept mediocrity.
“A team has to be built with 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!!! End.”
Arsenal went into their opening day fixture at the Brentford Community Stadium with two of their new arrivals, Ben White and Albert Sambi Lokonga, in their starting XI.
But the Championship play-off winning side capitalised on the Gunners’ defensive error after 22 minutes, Sergi Canos driving past Bernd Leno.
And the promoted team had three points secured with 17 minutes to go as Christian Norgaard got on the end of Mads Bech Sorensen’s long throw.
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