We’ve hit peak banter era: Ostersunds troll Arsene Wenger ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League clash

We've hit peak banter era: Ostersunds mock Wenger after Europa League draw
Ostersunds 1-0 Arsene Wenger (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal have been drawn against FK Ostersunds in the last-32 of the Europa League and we’ll forgive you for not knowing the first thing about the Swedish minnows.

Ostersunds have a stadium capacity of 8,466 and were only formed in 1996 – the same year Arsene Wenger took over the reins at Arsenal – but the club absolutely nailed their first chance to troll the Gunners in the lead-up to the sides’ opening clash on February 15.

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More specifically, they mocked Arsenal boss Wenger in front of their 7,500-strong following on Twitter.

The north London giants sent a friendly message to their opponents following the Europa League draw on Monday morning, but were hit with the cheekiest response from the Swedish outfit.

‘See you at Jamtkraft Arena in February!’ the Allsvenskan club replied.

‘Please make sure that Wenger has fixed his jacket before traveling, it’s going to be cold in Ostersund.’

Wenger’s jacket-related problems are well documented and we don’t need to tell you how many times Wenger been foiled by his arch-nemesis, the zip, in recent memory.

Temperatures in Ostersund average around -7.5 degrees in February, so you’d hope Wenger will have zipped up long before entering the dugout at the Jamtkraft Arena.

Asked about the draw, Ostersunds’ English manager Graham Potter said: ‘I think it’s really cool to go home to England and meet one of the best teams in the Premier League.

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