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Arsenal & Tottenham Fans React On Twitter To Gareth Bale Injury

Tottenham attacker Gareth Bale picked up a nasty ankle injury during Thursday’s draw with Basel. Here we look at how Arsenal and Spurs fans reacted on Twitter.

As we enter the business end of the season, Tottenham fans worst nightmare unravelled before their eyes on Thursday night as Gareth Bale was stretchered from the field in the dying second’s of their 2-2 draw with Basel at White Hart Lane.

The Welshman has been in stunning form for the majority of the season and with Spurs fighting rivals Arsenal and Chelsea for a top-four finish in the Premiership and looking to reach the semi-final’s of the Europa League, the last thing Andre Villas-Boas needed was his star man picking up an untimely injury.

As Bale went down clutching his ankle last night, Tottenham fans took to Twitter to understandably vent their frustration with some fearing the worst. Here’s a few ‘Tweets’ from Spurs fans:

However, while most neutrals and some Arsenal fans wished Bale a speedy recovery, there were some Gooners who couldn’t hide their delight that their fierce rivals season had taken a turn for the worse.

There was even the predictable ‘Monkey’ joke doing the rounds, with this picture posted on Twitter with the caption: “Spurs fans look on as Gareth Bale is stretchered from the pitch”

Bale is expected to have a scan on the injury on Friday but AVB was hopeful after the game that the problem won’t be as bad as first feared and even claimed the winger could be back to face Man City next weekend. I’m sure Tottenham fans would be delighted if that turns out to be the case. Arsenal fans….not so much!

*We’ve hidden the Twitter names to protect the identity of those involved



  1. Oyewale Abuidun

    April 5, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    On The Normal Ground,i’d Wish Him Back Immediately Because He’s The Man Of The Moment But As An Arsenal Fan It’s A Great News Because He’s A Harsh Rival.
    Walcott And Wilshere Back And Bale Injury A Boost For Arsenal.

  2. miki

    April 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    these injuries to our main players, were the only way on earth, arsenal would be above spurs come the end of the season, we deserve 3rd or 4th spot

    • Welsh gooner

      April 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

      Shut up you fool, if it wasn’t for bale your shitty team wouldn’t be anywhere near the lofty heights it’s currently experiencing. This is good preparation for you guys for the time when bale moves on. For gods sake we survived all last season without our best player (Wilshire) and we still beat your lot to the top four. Delusional spurs fans always thinking they are bigger than they are.

    • Neil Cox

      April 5, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Same as you thought before you had the Lasagne and before Chelski robbed you of 4th place last year? Always an excuse. Wait til the end of the season before crying too much!

  3. Rodrick

    April 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Am a true Arsenal fan but to be honest am not 100% happy with the injury of GB the way i have seen the picture.

  4. chafchaouni

    April 5, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    I wish him to come back very quickly.
    it’s not good to be injured for anyone even if we are rivals.
    I am an Arsenal Fan and of course I want my club to be in the CL next season, but I don’t like people having fun of people’s problems.
    Gooner for ever from Morocco !

    • AmineGooner

      April 5, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      Oh God, a fellow Moroccan Gooner, “wellah a khouya ta 7na 9lal fhad leblad”.
      I agree with you that Bale’s injury is unfortunate, but every team has to deal with this kind of events … Bale’s injury is a terrible news for Totts as he was their talisman (they are not called FC Bale for nothing) and their morale should be low now.
      Also, so many times we had our best players sidelined for extended periods and we had to deal with the mocks of rivals, so sweeeet revenge, it is ^^

  5. Austin

    April 5, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Am a true Arsenal fan but i wish him quick recovery

  6. Ike

    April 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Well it is sad that gb got injured. But as a gunnaz that will not be an excuse 4 spurs. Cos we finishing above them.

  7. Flo

    April 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    With or without bale Arsenal always finish above spurs i ope 4 a speedy recovery so they wil b no excuses 4 spurs nt 2 finish on a cl spot die hard gooner fan!

  8. Wasiu

    April 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Every totnum fans are genuinely scared cause they are a one man team, and that team is out injured, in the past we bemoaned injuries as excuse for not winning the TITLE while you’re using same for 4TH PLACE, what a little club. Anyways we should celebrate st. Totteringhams day before the final day of the season

  9. ASNLthruNthru

    April 5, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Wish him a speedy,14 month, recovery!!

  10. Dylan

    April 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Tough on GB getting injured, but the flip side at least is that Spurs can see what their season will be like next year when he’s off playing for a bigger team- like Arsenal maybe.
    No more excuses…

  11. Eugene ojode

    April 5, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    U people u neva so it coming…gunner 4ever

  12. Jetsenal

    April 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Its good for spurds,injury happens to every club,its their turn to feel the pain when your best player get injured…I wish him to recovery when they finish 5th or 6th on the table.So that he can prepared for europa league again for next season..Spuds has been making mouth,BASEL thought them how to play football yesterday..Gooners4life…Jetsenal from Nigeria

  13. Herphyz

    April 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I really do have sympathy for 5pud2 and Gareth bale but all the sympathy disapeared when the 5pud2 fans start singing “Bale stand up cuz ramsey can’t” that’s completely disrespectful to the hardworking whelshman considering what he’s gone through and after that stoke thug smashed his leg. Where was bale when ramsey was tearing scotland a new one in the qualifiers? Quickest recovery by august monkey boy.

  14. Arcshemite

    April 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Mocking spur is never our joy but i pray 4 recovery of bale.gunas 4 real.

  15. mahmood campus

    April 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Gwahahahahahahahahahahahaha nice to hear about gb injury, do u remember that spurs are d biggest arsenal rival in england. Nice to hear dis news. Wishing him slow recovery till upper season. Its mahmood frm Nigeria, Bauchi state


    April 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    It is ridiculous that we are happy a player of our rival is injured so that we will beat them to the first four spot. Can’t believe that Arsenal is waiting for dead men’s shoes. Why couldn’t we fight for the first position in the league?

  17. Borntobeagunnr(btbag)

    April 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Poor Bale thought it was power shifting from emirates to white hart lane, sorry GB, it is an injury shifting. Quick recovery anyway. Does AVB still think of spurs being upward spiral and Arsenal on the decline? Still reserving my comments until spurs played Everton, Chelsea and Mancity.

  18. Confidence Gibson

    April 6, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Puhhahahahhahahahah…xo xo hapi GB is injured…luv him as a player buh hate him as a SPUD…wish him a slow recovery til next season


    April 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm


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