Somewhat clutching at straws this Monday, a clip of Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny appearing to blank Manchester United’s Robin van Persie at full time whistle at Old Trafford on Sunday is currently doing the rounds amongst Gunners supporters.
As the Sky cameras swarmed around the Red Devils Dutch match-winner after United beat Arsenal in the Premier League, RVP’s post match interaction with Jack Wilshere and Laurent Koscielny was recorded.
Wilshere exchanged niceties with the former Arsenal centre-forward, however Koscielny barely looked the United number 20 in the eye as he headed for the tunnel in a rush to get off the pitch.
Koscielny’s behaviour towards the ex-Arsenal striker has since been dubbed as a snub by Arsenal fans.
A series of tweets from Arsenal fans lauding Laurent Koscielny’s body language towards RVP are below, together with footage of the incident.
Koscielny totally ignored van Persie in the post-game handshakes? What a hero.
— Otis (@otismaloney) November 11, 2013
Love how Koscielny avoided Van Persie's handshake.
— Amanpreet Singh (@Amanlovesred) November 11, 2013
HAHAHA! VanPersie rejected by Koscielny! That's my baby! :) <3
— Mrs. Köscielny (@LoLoAFC) November 11, 2013
Wilshere and Koscielny didn't shake van Persie's hand? My guys.
— Mohammed (@ModZillaHD) November 10, 2013