Carragher let off some steam on Monday Night Football this evening.
Arsenal picked up the most significant result of their season at the weekend, putting in an uncharacteristically disciplined and organised performance away at reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, but they were tonight accused of over-celebrating the result with pictures taken in the dressing room and on the journey back to north London by former Liverpool hero Jamie Carragher.
Speaking on his regular spot on Monday Night Football, ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and Queens Park Rangers at Goodison Park, Carragher is quoted by the Mail as having said that Arsenal “need to stop” celebrating results such as the one at City in such an exuberant manner:
“It’s winding me up – it’s an absolute joke. It was one giant going to another giant. Of course celebrate, but it’s nonsense all of these team pics in dressing rooms – normally you have them with a cup! It’s nonsense and they need to stop doing it.”
The report mentions that the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey uploaded selfies with their delighted teammates following the 2-0 triumph at the Etihad Stadium – included below – and Carragher believes that such imagery should be reserved for when a trophy can be added to the frame.
The result was particularly significant for Arsene Wenger’s side because it ended a long run of dismal results against fellow top four contenders, particularly away from the Emirates Stadium, but Carragher clearly feels that the outpouring of joy on social media still wasn’t justified.
— Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) January 18, 2015
Feliz por la victoria y por mis compañeros. Happy for the win and for my team mates pic.twitter.com/CnK1prUPHs
— Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) January 18, 2015