Rwanda’s President unloads his disappointment to Arsenal’s Premier League defeat versus Brentford

President of Rwanda rants against Arsenal's defeat to Brentford in their opening game in Premier League.

Imagine playing a game of football so badly as to make the leader of the country take to Twitter to rant about it. Arsenal have been struggling to provide some positive outcome in Premier League for a while now. But things nosedived rather quickly on Friday night for the Gunners and it got the twitter buzzing.


Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame expressed his disappointment on twitter after the Gunners opened their Premier League season with a loss to newcomers Brentford, saying Gunner Fans deserve better than “mediocrity”.

The veteran President of Rwanda, a long time Arsenal supporter tweeted a rant after Brentford returned to their first English top-flight season for 74 years with a 2-0 win over the Gunners on Friday evening.

Rwanda’s President unloads his disappointment to Arsenal’s Premier League defeat versus Brentford 2

Paul Kagame not happy with Arsenal’s Result on Friday Night

Kagame said that Brentford deserved the win but the Gunners had soul searching to do. “The game itself aside Arsenal and the fans don’t deserve to kind of get used to this….NO !!! I say this as one of the big fans of Arsenal. The change has taken to long to come!” the president tweeted

Kagame, a former rebel leader who has ruled Rwanda since the aftermath of the genocide in 1994, hammered club management over planning and questioned decision-making around the acquisition of new players.

“We just must NOT excuse or Accept mediocrity. A team has to be built with purpose to win win win. So that when we lose….it was not to be expected!” Kagame said.

“I am sure we all know on whose shoulders the heaviest burden rests. I hope they know too or even accept it!!!”

Rwanda is the official tourism partner of Arsenal since 2018. The three year deal between Arsenal and Rwanda Tourism was aimed to attract tourists and investors to the tiny east African nation. Kagame often expresses his opinions about the club’s performances during summits and on social media.

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