Emirates loanee declares delight in victory over parent club.
On-loan Arsenal midfielder Yossi Benayoun is facing a backlash from Chelsea fans after celebrating his new side’s victory over his parent club.
The 31-year-old is on a season-long loan from Stamford Bridge this season at the Emirates but was unable to play due to the terms of his temporary move.
The Israel international took to Twitter to declare his support for the Gunners and congratulate his new team-mates.
“What a great win today!!! Well done guys!,” he tweeted.
Benayoun’s Chelsea contract expires in 2013 but he will not be welcomed back by the Blues faithful and may now have to look for another club in the summer.
The public proclamation infuriated many frustrated Chelsea supporters who saw the message just as they digested the morale-denting defeat to their rivals.
He took to his Twitter account again on Sunday afternoon to respond to the comments, saying: “Shame that some of the Chelsea fans here take my last tweet in a wrong way..
“Its obvious i would say well done to my team-mates. This is what’s sports is all about.”