Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has claimed he did not mean to 'like' a tweet calling for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to be sacked.
Gunners fans noticed shortly after their 3-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday that the midfielder had seemed to give his approval to a video posted by YouTube channel ArsenalFanTV titled 'WENGER NEEDS TO GO'.
Even rhe players are getting in on the action! Haha! Oxlade-Chamberlain's latest 'like' on twitter.... pic.twitter.com/Mx3enY4mpo— Doc (@Doc_Joshi) February 4, 2017
Oxlade-Chamberlain later tweeted, however, to clarify that the like was accidental and not a reflection of his actual views.
I didn't mean to like that post earlier obviously... Didn't even realise I had!— Alex Ox-Chamberlain (@Alex_OxChambo) February 4, 2017
With Wenger under severe pressure following the comprehensive loss at Stamford Bridge, however, not all Arsenal fans were convinced of the 23-year-old's innocence.
@Alex_OxChambo The revolution starts with you, Alex. Welcome to the team— Jon (@Jonnyarsenal) February 4, 2017
Arsenal are third in the Premier League and now 12 points behind Antonio Conte's Blues, who they beat 3-0 earlier this season at the Emirates Stadium.
Since that meeting at the end of September, however, Chelsea have lost just one league match and and taken 49 of a possible 54 points.
Wenger is out of contract at the end of the season and said this week that he would make a decision on his future based on his "gut feeling".