Last week, in the midst of all kinds of actual game action, we noticed an item on the Premier League site noting that Arsenal (specifically, the @Arsenal Twitter account) was the first top-tier team to gather 3 million followers on the cracklicious social media site. Naturally, the savvy folks at Arsenal.com decided this would be a fantastic occasion for the first-ever Twitter takeover featuring manager Arsene Wenger, and on Tuesday, The Professor took to the Internets.
The boss has just started his Twitter Takeover. Get your questions via #AskArsene pic.twitter.com/D9WUInFm70— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 12, 2013
Well, that just happened to be a fantastic idea. Fantastic, in that the candid and sometimes cheeky manager got to answer questions from fans, resulting in this highlight video and this humorous tweet:
Arsène says: "Yes I like chips! But I try not to abuse it because I have a diet - I have to prepare like a player" #AskArsene— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 12, 2013
But, also fantastic as in dripping-with-sarcasm, air-quotes "fantastic," because, as you might expect, trolls be trollin' -- a development which was not lost on the entire soccer-following Internet. Here are some of the best of the questions that Wenger did not answer.
#AskArsene Would you be willing to change your name to Totten to manage Spurs?— Ann Ominous (@FaerieVin) November 12, 2013
Will you be wearing your infamous sleeping bag coat this coming winter? #AskArsene pic.twitter.com/vgCMDPsAse— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) November 12, 2013
#AskArsene What was it like to meet your identical hair twin in Malaysia? pic.twitter.com/caQlckf8EB— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) November 12, 2013
#AskArsene Did RVP score an own goal for United since he’s still an Arsenal man?
— Xiiao Yang (@babozaiisozaii) November 12, 2013
And, finally, one that requires either a knowledge of British soap operas or an appreciation of "Separated at Birth" humor (which was actually not too bad from a Spurs fan; note the #coys hashtag at the end there):
#AskArsene did you enjoy your role in Coronation Street #coys #afc pic.twitter.com/wlVr5xkzrY— Jamie (@Molly_1982) November 12, 2013