The President of the Republic of Rwanda, His Excellency Paul Kagame has revealed his excitement in regards to Arsenal’s Champions League win against Napoli that saw the Gunners win 2-0 at the Emirates stadium last night.
Kagame, an ardent fan of the London based club tweeted that, “Enjoyed watching game at Emirates-congratulations #AWenger & Arsenal-back to winning ways of old & beautiful game!”
Arsenal registered a second Champions League victory with goals from playmaker Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud to remain unbeaten this season following the arrival of the German midfielder who has elevated the spirits of the club.
This moment tallied as the ideal reward to celebrate Arsene Wenger’s 17th anniversary as Arsenal manager – delivered in person by the most expensive player in the club’s history.
The Gunners started the season with a shock home defeat at the hands of Aston Villa but have won 10 matches in a row to move to the top of both the Premier League and their Champions League group.
Kagame and Wenger have known each other for some time and the Frenchman sent an Arsenal flag souvenir signed by all the players to the Rwandan leader for his 50th birthday in 2007 which came as a surprise.
HE Paul Kagame (R) poses for a photo with Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger (L) (Internet photo)
However, in January 2012, there was a turn of events when Kagame tweeted that, “I very much support Arsenal – but to be honest Wenger needs to coach another team now and Arsenal needs another coach,” following Arsenal’s defeat against Manchester United.
Kagame called for Wenger to be sacked after Arsenal lost to Manchester United 1-2 in an English Premier League encounter. Kagame did not particularly agree with Wenger bringing on Andrey Arshavin as a second half substitute for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Kagame’s tweet was in response to Philip Etale, a communication officer for the ODM party of Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, another famous gunner.
Outspoken Piers Morgan, a British journalist working with CNN is another public figure that supports Arsenal and as a matter of fact had been advocating for Wenger to be sacked but has been full of praise since this season started and tweeted after last night’s win against Napoli that, “Fantastic performance. Congratulations to the team and yes, the manager. #AFC #WengerReborn.”
Queen Elizabeth II, Cuba’s Fidel Castro, Prince Harry and American rapper Shawn Corey Carter commonly known as Jay-Z and are some of the passionate supporters of Arsenal.