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Arsenal fans claim Rodri is 'on a mission' to injure their players after Odegaard and Tierney tackles

Rory O'Callaghan

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Arsenal fans claim Rodri is 'on a mission' to injure their players after Odegaard and Tierney tackles

Arsenal fans have voiced their anger at Manchester City midfielder Rodri after he was involved in a challenge which forced Kieran Tierney off in Scotland's surprise win over Spain.

Scotland beat Spain 2-0 at Hampden Park on Tuesday night thanks to a brace from Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay.

Arsenal defender Tierney had an excellent game as part of a back three and helped to set up McTominay's second goal with a marauding run down the left flank.

But his match came to a premature end after he was involved in a challenge with Rodri.


When attempting to clear the ball, Tierney kicked the bottom of Rodri's foot before collapsing in pain.

He was forced off with around 15 minutes remaining in the match, with Arsenal now facing a nervous wait over his availability ahead of Saturday's Premier League game against Leeds.


It was the second incident involving Rodri and an Arsenal player during the international break.


The City midfielder was criticised after catching Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard with a dangerous challenge in Spain's 3-0 win over Norway on Saturday.

Thankfully for Odegaard and Arsenal, the midfielder avoided serious injury and was able to finish the match.

Arsenal fans furious with Rodri

While the Tierney challenge was less serious, some Arsenal fans believe Rodri was 'on a mission' to target Gunners players during the international break, with the Premier League title race set to go down to the wire.


Arsenal lead Manchester City by eight points at the top of the table, having played one game more than their title rivals - with the two sides due to meet at the Etihad on April 26.

"Rodri really is on a mission, first it was Odegaard now Tierney," posted one angry Arsenal fan on Twitter.

"Rodri has to be the biggest and petty loser I've ever seen, made a needless and reckless tackle on Odegaard the other day, targeted Tierney again today.. You can't tell me it's a coincidence," added another.

While a third wrote: "Lmao Rodri has taken out Tierney now, man on a mission."


Rodri brands Scotland 'rubbish'

Rodri slammed Scotland after the defeat at Hampden Park, branding Steve Clarke's side "rubbish" – comments which could be viewed as sour grapes.

"Always when you lose, you are disappointed but I think we did many good things to win," he said.

"At the end, we weren't efficient enough to score and we conceded easy goals. This is football and if you don't score the easy goals, you are penalised heavily.


"It's the way they play. You have to respect it but for me, it's a bit rubbish. Because it's always wasting time. They provoke you. They always fall. For me, this is not football."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Arsenal, Rodri, Kieran Tierney, Scotland, Spain, Manchester City, Football, Premier League

Rory O'Callaghan
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