‘Don’t want to be an Arsenal fan’ – Gunners tweet after England’s defeat to France sparks furious supporter backlash

ENGLAND fans went in two-footed on Arsenal after a tweet they sent out following the heartbreaking World Cup defeat to France.

The Three Lions were knocked out as Olivier Giroud secured Les Bleus a 2-1 win to seal a semi-final spot.

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But the defeat was made even more painful as skipper Harry Kane, who had equalised earlier from the spot, blasted a late penalty over the bar.

The striker and his team-mates were left in tears following the final whistle – but the North London-based club had other things on their mind.

Despite Bukayo Saka, who was fouled in the build-up to France’s opener, and Aaran Ramsdale both being part of the England squad, they shared a photo of Frenchman William Saliba with his country’s flag decked around his neck.

And Arsenal captioned the tweet with: “Our Wilo. A World Cup semi-finalist.”

Supporters instantly hit back at the Premier League leaders’ Twitter account as they blasted the tweet.

“Not your finest decision posting this,” blasted one as another said: “Read the room.”

A fellow footy fan wrote: “I wouldn’t want to be an Arsenal fan right now.”

“Pathetic,” slammed another. “You’re an English team.”

Those sentiments were echoed by hundreds more, with a fellow Twitter user saying: “This is not the time for an English club to even ‘think’ about doing this. I am extremely disappointed.”

While another said: “Sometimes it’s good to take a breath before pressing post these situations. What were they thinking?”

The 21-year-old Saliba is part of Didier Deschamps’ squad in Qatar.

However, his only appearance at the World Cup came in their final dead-rubber group match where France were defeated 1-0 by Tunisia.