Celtic crashed out of the Champions League last night after a 4-3 defeat to CFR Cluj at Parkhead. The Romanian side came away with a 5-4 aggregate triumph in Glasgow leaving Celtic in the final play-off round for the Europa League Group Stages.
It was a result which strangely had some fans of English Premier League side Arsenal happy.
It all stems from this summer’s transfer pursuit of Kieran Tierney by the Gunners.
Arsenal tried to sign the Scotland international on numerous occasions throughout the summer and it seemed Celtic were keeping hold of their man. However, Arsenal eventually got their man, with the BBC reporting they paid £25 million to sign the left-back.
Prior to that arrangement being made, plenty of Celtic fans were of the opinion that Tierney would be wrong to join Arsenal.
Those fans felt that despite Arsenal being in the English Premier League the Glasgow club remains a bigger club. In fairness, those Celtic fans have a point when it comes to the Parkhead club’s rich European history and veracious fanbase.
However, another reason why they suggested Tierney should stay was the promise of Champions League football at Celtic. Arsenal, meanwhile, will be playing in the Europa League this season.
But after last night’s result, both clubs will now be playing in Europe’s secondary competition. Undoubtedly, the dream now is that the two clubs might have to face each other at which point Tierney can get an early return to Paradise.
But the fact that Arsenal and Celtic will be playing in same competition has not been lost on those Arsenal fans who were rubbed the wrong way by previous assertions.
Here is some of the best reaction from Twitter…
Celtic knocked out the champions league 😂 pic.twitter.com/wcGgNYSCZG
— Preciana Brown (@PrecianaBrown) August 13, 2019
— Stolen – 1 Patrick Bateman avatar (@ArsenalTheWorld) August 13, 2019
Nothing unites Arsenal and Leicester fans like slagging off Celtic. 😂
— Kenyadian Gooner 🇰🇪 (@KenyadianGooner) August 13, 2019
Celtic fans questioned Tierney for leaving a Champions League Club for a Europa League club…..
Whoops! Now Tierney looks to have made a blinding move!
Arsenal vs Celtic is bound to happen now 😂
— Rob (@alwaysagooner83) August 13, 2019
There were Celtic fans saying Arsenal wasn’t much of a step up for Tierney btw https://t.co/2ai8aI4xee
— Charlie (@DeadlyOzil) August 13, 2019
Remember when some Celtic fans argued that Tierney should stay there cos of ‘champions league football this season’ 😂😂 Some Even said it made them a bigger club than The Arsenal 😂😂😂
— #WeCareDoYou (@LondonGoona) August 13, 2019
Kieran Tierney has basically swapped the Europa league for the Europa League. Cue the “but Celtic have more European cups than Arsenal” tweets…………
— Damien Hanrahan (@HannaBergkamp) August 13, 2019
— Chris (@AFC_Doug) August 13, 2019
Can’t seem to find any of those Celtic fans who were raging tierney left “CL football this season for Europa league side arsenal “ pic.twitter.com/W19NhFL9Ab
— Alex (@Alex54CM) August 13, 2019
Celtic fans giving it large because Tierney chose Arsenal but they can’t get past the mighty Cluj. My chest hurts! 😂 https://t.co/if6nvHTlxb
— 666👁️ (@666_AFC) August 13, 2019