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In 2010, it was found that the number of Twitter users increases by 300,000 a day and a massive 55 million tweets are tweeted every day. A number of Arsenal players have contributed to those massive figures too, with Jack Wilshere only last week criticizing a referee decision after the Gunner’s draw at Newcastle.

At the moment, Cesc Fabregas, Denilson, Jack Wilshere, Johan Djourou, Wojciech Szczesny, and Sebastien Squillaci are among those big name Arsenal players who pour their thoughts onto the social networking site. So naturally, it is of interest to their manager, Arsene Wenger to know what the Internet phenomenon is all about to keep his players in check – making sure that they don’t deliver any controversial messages and get themselves into trouble.

The Arsenal manager had this to say about Twitter:

“I don’t believe you can stop the players using it because everyone has the freedom to press his point.”

“You want it to be intelligent in a good way, in a positive way. The players can get closer to the fans and that is one of the positive aspects of it.

“But let the referee do his job and let us make sure that we are 100 per cent right with our attitude and behaviour.”

“We do not want to get involved in referee’s decisions, we want to take care of our attitude and behaviour.

“No matter what kind of decisions we had on Saturday we could have won the game and that is what we want to take care of.”

So it seems that Wenger won’t be dusting off his keyboard any time soon to sign up for Twitter, and will leave the informing of fans up to his players – just as long as they don’t insult the referees. Someone the Arsenal manager doesn’t need to worry about is Theo Walcott, who expressed his confusion at the concept:

“I don’t tweet myself, I really don’t have a clue what it’s all about. It doesn’t really interest me.”

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  3. realistic tony

    February 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

    when it comes to consideration of the game as a whole, Wenger’s attitude is flawless. He is a man of immense principle; so much so that he wouldnt compromise his financially stringent beliefs by paying what he believes are unrealistic over-inflated prices for a quality central defender we desperately need.
    But everything about his vision for the future of football worldwide is worthy of the highest praise.

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