Juventus Star’s Dad Fiercely Defends Him from Critical Arsenal Fans

Juventus Star’s Dad Fiercely Defends Him from Critical Arsenal Fans

  • Weston McKennie has been linked with a move to Arsenal from Juventus
  • But sections of Arsenal fans were critical of the potential transfer, saying the midfielder was injury-prone
  • Interestingly, McKennie’s father responded to some of the fans in a brutal rejoinder on social media

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie’s father recently attracted attention on social media after taking on Arsenal fans for criticizing his son.

McKennie has been linked with Arsenal in recent weeks, but news of the Gunners’ interest has left a section of fans concerned.

Depsite the 24-year-old being extremely versatile and crucial for Massimiliano Allegri’s side, some Arsenal fans think he is injury prone and may not adapt to Mikel Arteta’s tactics.

Weston McKenie, Juventus
Weston McKennie of Juventus FC gestures during the Serie A football match between Juventus FC and Atalanta BC at Juventus stadium. Turin (Italy), January 22th, 2023.
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Father’s defence

But John McKennie, who is the midfielder’s father, did not take the criticism kindly, as he asked the supporters, “What are you smoking?”

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He also hit out at pundits who were discrediting his son with a bold statement:

“What everyone forgets is they said the same things when he went to Juve.”

On criticism over McKennie’s injury record, the father hit out, saying:

“That’s because he doesn’t complain about small injuries and goes hard until he absolutely needs medical!
“I can appreciate a lad like this on my team.”

High flying Arsenal

Meanwhile, Arsenal are high flying in the league, and their latest 3-2 win over Manchester United cemented their credentials as the team to beat to the Premier League title this season.

The Gunners are now five points ahead of their closest rivals Manchester City, having played a game less.

McKennie is only one of the many transfer targets for Arsenal, as Mikel Arteta admitted his side needed to reinforce their midfield in January, as per Football London.

Arsenal fans have their say on FA Cup vs Premier League

As far as Arsenal’s aspirations are concerned, sections of fans have urged Mikel Arteta to prioritize the Premier League over the FA Cup, as Sports Brief reported.

The Gunners are up against Manchester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup , but Arteta faces a dilemma on whether to risk hurting his squad’s efficiency by going for a strong line up against the Citizens.

Pep Guardiola recently hinted at letting go of the title race after defeat to United in the derby, which could imply his focus might shift to other competitions like the Champions League and FA Cup.

Source: SportsBrief.com