Fans of English football club Arsenal are still reeling from Thursday night’s defeat in the Europa Cup semi-finals.
Supporters had hoped that the team would make it to the finals and hopefully win the trophy as a perfect send-off to long-serving coach Arsene Wenger, who is leaving at the end of the season after two decades.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, who is an ardent Arsenal fan, tweeted that the loss was an unfortunate end to Wenger’s time at the club.
“My take on my beloved Club Arsenal- a very good one at the game and a very good coach like a.Wenger ,this should not have been the kind of ending of an era. The coach is leaving and club trophy-less it was long coming! I am still a committed fan going forward :). Blame the owners,” Tweeted Kagame.
“As I had said way back and just as a good observer…something fundamental needed to change at/about the club. But if anything changed it was not the right one. All the best to all involved! We still need Arsenal to go back where it belongs- up there among the best in the game!”
Kagame was among supporters calling for Wenger to be replaced at the club.
He added that he hoped the club would soon return to its glory days./BBC Sport