Arsenal fans call out "salty" Manchester City as tensions rise between Premier League title rivals
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Arsenal fans have been left unhappy by a "salty" article posted on Manchester City's official club website.
The title rivals have opened up a healthy gap between themselves and the rest of the chasing pack, with the Premier League trophy seemingly destined to end up at either the Emirates or the Etihad come May.
As the heat starts to turn up in the battle to be declared Premier League champions, Manchester City have taken to their official website to pen an article dissecting the newfound rivalry in the English top flight.
However, the content of that article hasn't gone down well with Arsenal fans, who have taken to social media to discuss the "salty" content found within.
The piece, entitled "City and Arsenal: An Unlikely Premier League Connection" looks back at the history of the two clubs, discussing how they have operated in different echelons across the Premier League era.
Arsenal fans have taken exception to a short stint found midway through the article which reads:
"While City have dominated English football over the last 11 seasons, Arsenal have lost their status as one of the clubs representing our league across Europe.
"City have not failed to beat Arsenal in a Premier League encounter since April 2017. You have to go back to December 2015 for the last time Arsenal came out on top in the league."
On Man City official page. 🧂 pic.twitter.com/aV6JmCjfnW— AfcVIP⁴⁹ (@VipArsenal) March 21, 2023
The choice of words drew an angry response from the Gooners faithful, who took to Twitter to share their distain:
"This is so weird" one tweeted.
A second added: "There's no way this is real"
"Why are they so salty for lmao" added a third.
Arsenal's fans - who are hoping to see their side lift the Premier League title for the first time since 2003/04 - made little mention of the remainder of the article, in which City sing the praises of a side who were once considered "one of the most feared sides in the world"
"It hasn’t always been that way. Under Arsene Wenger, the Gunners were one of the most feared sides in the world.
Few sides experienced the devastating impact of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Robert Pires quite as emphatically as City."
The tensions between the two sets of fans look set to rise further as we enter the homeward stretch in the 2022/23 Premier League title race.
Manchester City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad Stadium on April 26th, in a match that many believe may prove pivotal in deciding where this season's crown will end up.
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