Bayer Leverkusen 'Trolls' Arsenal With Perfectly Timed Xhaka Post After Premier League Race Ends

Bayer Leverkusen 'Trolls' Arsenal With Perfectly Timed Xhaka Post After Premier League Race Ends

Martin Moses
updated at May 20, 2024 at 6:30 AM
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  • Bayer Leverkusen aimed a massive dig at Arsenal after the conclusion of the EPL season
  • Mikel Arteta's side failed to win the Premier League trophy despite beating Everton 2-1
  • Manchester City's win at West Ham United saw them finish two points clear at the top

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Bayer Leverkusen trolled Arsenal with a perfectly timed social media post on May 19 after Arsenal failed to win the English Premier League title - yet again.

Despite beating Everton in the final game of the season, it was inconsequential as Manchester City beat West Ham United to successfully retain their title.

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Arsenal players look dejected at the end of their match against Everton on May 19, 2024. Photo by Julian Finney.
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Leverkusen, who were recently crowned the German champions, shared a photo of former Arsenal player, Granit Xhaka, celebrating with the Bundesliga trophy.

Granit Xhaka's season at Bayer Leverkusen

Xhaka has been an instrumental figure in Xabi Alonso's unbeaten campaign, with the side still on course to win two more trophies this season.

They will play Atalanta in the Europa League final next Wednesday before playing Kaiserslautern in the DFB-Pokal final three days later.

Xhaka hasn't lost a game since leaving Arsenal for a free transfer last season. Leverkusen beat Augsburg on the final day of the Bundesliga to become only the first side in German history to go a whole season unbeaten.

Arsenal, meanwhile, can hold their head high despite another disappointing finish. The Gunners have now twice pushed Pep Guardiola's Man City all the way but will rue the 2-0 loss to Aston Villa on April 14.

That game, coupled with Liverpool's loss to Crystal Palace earlier that day, handed the advantage back to the Citizens.

Arteta's side also reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, where they were knocked out by Bayern Munich.

Arteta: We will win it one day

Sports Brief has also reported that Arteta has vowed to help Arsenal win the Premier League one day.

The Spaniard masterminded a 89-point haul but it still wasn't enough to dislodge Man City at the top.

He urged the club to not be satisfied and said the team wanted far more than a second-place finish.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)