By: Seun Muritala
— sky sports premier league🧢 (@Skysportsprem) December 13, 2020
There were tweets on the 13th of December, 2020 by @Skysportsprem and @SkeleSkito claiming that Arsenal Football Club had sacked the team’s head coach, Mikel Arteta owing to the Club’s 1-0 defeat to Burnley Football Club. The tweets generated reactions from football enthusiasts who expressed their mixed feelings. While some were skeptical about the news, others were glad to hear about it.
Findings by Roundcheck correspondent, Seun Muritala into the authenticity of the news has unravelled the truth behind the news. The news of Mikel Arteta’s sack has not been reported by any verifiable news source. The twitter accounts that reported this news are parody.
Checking through popular news websites such as goal.com, skysports.com and espn.com, nothing of such was reported.
On the official website of Arsenal Football Club, arsenal.com, nothing related to the sack of Mikel Arteta as the club’s manager was also reported. The latest news on the club’s website as at 23.11 hours on December 14th is that the match between the club and Southampton which is to take place on December 16th, 2020 will be played behind closed door. This means fans are not going to be permitted to enter the Emirates Stadium to watch the football match.
The tweets about the sack of Mikel Arteta is MISLEADING.