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Arsene Wenger Worries Social Media Is Becoming a Growing 'Problem' in Football

Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger takes to the touchline before his team's English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Joe GallagherFeatured Columnist IVNovember 27, 2016

Bad news, Twitter users. Arsene Wenger's not a fan.

The Gunners boss was asked for his views on social media in the lead-up to Arsenal's trip to Stoke City on Sunday, and the Frenchman admitted that the likes of Twitter have changed the way football is viewed in England.

"It might be one of the problems that football has to face in the coming years," he said (via Callum Davis of the Telegraph). "You see it in many countries now, more and more."

The 66-year-old is constantly under the microscope and has regularly been the unfortunate subject of the hashtag #WengerOut.

He worries that social media is becoming a growing problem for football.

"Maybe with the social networks, everybody is allowed opinions and can strengthen that opinion with other people who have the same opinion," Wenger continued. "Before, your opinion was a bit more isolated. Today, straight away it becomes a stream of people who think the same way, and they become a force."

Don't expect Wenger to be creating his own Twitter account anytime soon.


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