Rwandan president Paul Kagame blasts Arsenal, says “The fans don’t deserve this”

Paul Kagame joined in the widespread criticism of Arsenal and raged: “The fans don’t deserve this.”

The Gunners faced a heavy backlash from their shock 2-0 defeat to Brentford on Friday night.

Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard struck either side of half-time to record a famous victory for Thomas Frank’s side.

And the leader of Rwanda – whose tourist board Visit Rwanda sponsor the Gunners’ shirt sleeves – hit out in a spectacular Twitter rant.

The 63-year-old Kagame, who took office in 2000, wrote: “The game itself aside Arsenal and the fans don’t deserve to kind of get used to this… NO!!! (sic).

“It’s been a struggle of about decade(s) -ups and downs – more downs until this point.

“Can’t we have a plan that really works?? One part to look at is how we deal in the market – players we buy to execute the plan. The touch and go mentality does not bring change.

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

Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville also let rip at Arsenal while his Sky Sports colleague Jamie Carragher described the contest as ‘men against boys’.