So if you were hovering around the Internet in the build up to yesterday’s game against Bayern Munich, you may have spotted a pattern in the stories Mail Online were publishing.
It’s fair to say there was something of a negative bent to them, as the slideshow below shows you (clicking also changes the images).
Arseblog News can reveal that the Mail were actively seeking Arsenal fans to write stories about the reported ‘weakened’ team that Arsene Wenger was, apparently, going to select.
One fan was asked to deliberately get stuck into the Arsenal manager, so much so that they suggested he make up the fact that he’d cancelled a trip to Munich because of the team selection.
When he refused they found somebody else to do it, funnily enough. In the end, as we know, Cazorla and Walcott both started the game and bar the Fabianski inclusion, it was as strong a team as he could have possibly fielded.
That the Mail has acted like this will be of little surprise to most, but when a false story is being peddled for hits and giggles, it’s worth pointing out.