Arsenal’s Facebook post on keeper Bernd Leno before their Wolves game backfired after the German was sent off when both teams met on Tuesday night.
The Gunners had suggested, in the post, that Leno ‘loved’ playing against Wolves ahead of their trip to Molineux and the post backfired spectacularly as the north London club fell apart on Tuesday night.
“Bernd Leno loves playing against Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. More of this tonight, Bernd!” Arsenal’s post said along with highlights of Leno’s best bits versus Wolves.
Despite taking the lead through Nicolas Pepe, Arsenal was pegged back by a Ruben Neves penalty after David Luiz had been sent off in the closing stages of the first half with Joao Moutinho giving the hosts the lead with a spectacular strike from 30 yards just four minutes into the second.
Leno was then given his marching orders for bizarrely handling the ball outside his area with the visitors finishing the game with nine men.
Thomas Partey was sacrificed as third-choice ‘keeper Alex Runarsson came on for the remaining minutes after Leno’s red card at Molineux.