Rwandan President lays into Arsenal after dismal defeat – 'Team must win win win!'

RWANDAN PRESIDENT Paul Kagame expressed his displeasure when his favourite club lost on the opening day of the English Premier League season.

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Mr Kagame is an Arsenal fan and whose government sponsors the club has said the fans must not accept “mediocrity”. On Friday, Brentford beat Arsenal 2-0 in a shocking victory after the former celebrated its return to the top tier after 74 years.

Expressing his disappointment the Rwandan leader tweeted: “We just must NOT excuse or accept mediocrity.

“A team has to be built with purpose to win win win.

“So that when we lose….it was not to be expected!

“I am sure we all know on whose shoulders the heaviest burden rests.

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The Rwandan government began sponsoring the club in 2018 (Image: Getty)

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Expressing his disappointment the Rwandan leader tweeted (Image: Twitter)

“I hope they know too or even accept it!!!”

He also sent off two more Tweets, showing that he has full confidence in his favourite club.

The President said that Arsenal “fans don’t deserve to kind of get used to this”.

He called for “a plan that really works” to bring victory to the team in the following games.

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Paul Kagame also sent off two more Tweets (Image: Twitter)

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Included in the sponsorship is the “Visit Rwanda” logo stitched on the teams shirts (Image: Getty)

The Rwandan government began sponsoring the club in 2018 in a controversial deal worth more than £30 million.

Included in the sponsorship is the “Visit Rwanda” logo stitched on the teams shirts.

The country’s government has excused subsidising the football club by explaining it is worth the profits the country gains from tourism.

However, Mr Kagame’s administration has faced criticisms over the decision.

He has been in control of the nation since the aftermath of the genocide in 1994.

Roy Walsh

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