The former Tottenham chairman took a dig at presenter and Arsenal fan Morgan after the Gunners threw away a first-half lead to lose away to Everton
Arsenal’s defeat at Everton has reignited plenty of debates around the future of the north London club, with the Gunners’ attacking situation and the capabilities of Mikel Arteta coming under scrutiny.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, then, we have also seen a revival of the tit-for-tat argument on Twitter which has seen TV host and vocal Arsenal supporter Piers Morgan come face to face with former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Sugar.
Mikel Arteta’s team survived two disallowed goals against Everton before late strikes from Richarlison and Demarai Gray turned the tie in the Toffees’ favour.
The result prompted Morgan to have his say regarding the manager after a third straight away loss, prompting the presenter of The Apprentice to take the conversation down a different path.
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“This is why I don’t think Arteta is good enough to be Arsenal manager,” Morgan tweeted after the defeat against out-of-form Everton.
“We’ve been completely outplayed by a side that hasn’t won for 8 matches. Dreadful.”
Lord Sugar latched onto the comment, telling Morgan “You have been very quiet over Arsenal performance.
“Maybe you should apologise to Wenger and beg him to come back. I am sure you will convince him if you get down on your knees,” he continued.
Arteta himself has spoken about the possibility of former Gunners manager Wenger returning to the club in some capacity, saying “We would be delighted to have him much closer.”
Morgan took Sugar’s comments as a cue to make things more personal, saying “Arsenal fans want Wenger back as manager as much as Spurs fans want you back as owner/chairman…”
He pointed to Spurs’ failure to reach the top six in nearly a decade under the former chairman’s ownership, and the seven managers employed during that period.
In response, the 74-year-old urged other supporters to chip in, saying “Our fans love me for saving the club, not entirely sure Arsenal fans love you ….comments from others please”.
It is just the latest in a long line of spats between the pair, some focusing on football and some not.
The dispute around the Arsenal game came as the London side missed a chance to climb back above neighbours Tottenham after the defeat at Goodison Park.
Arteta’s side now sit seventh in the Premier League table, two points behind Antonio Conte’s Spurs with the Italian’s team having played one game fewer this season.