After reportedly mocking Arsenal fans after their 2-1 defeat at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC last weekend, a man in Kenya lost his life at the Kinamba Centre on Naivasha-Kirima Lane.
Wolves scored by Pedro Neto in the absence of their leading scorer Raul Jimenez, who was injured earlier on, and while Gabriel momentarily headed Arsenal level, the visitors claimed a deserving three points through Daniel Podence’s superbly taken 42nd-minute winner.
For the 13-time English champions, it was their third consecutive defeat at home.
“The middle-aged man was hit on the head with a stone when he started mocking supporters of [Arsenal after the loss],” The Standard Newspaper reported.
When the incident happened on Sunday night, the party was viewing the live match that was airing on tv.
“The deceased was left bleeding from his head outside a petrol station located a few meters from the bar that the friends were drinking.”
A witness who was known as Peter went on to describe what occurred before the tragic event with those involved.
He revealed, “[The argument] degenerated into name-calling and the deceased was chased out of the bar and later attacked and left unconscious,”
For those involved in the shooting, investigators have already begun a manhunt. With Arsenal languishing in 14th, the outcome pushes Wolves up to sixth in the league.
Wolves took a 27th-minute lead after the lengthy wait and in a cloud of intense uncertainty over Jimenez’s well-being.
As Leander Dendoncker’s header came back from the crossbar, Adama Traore got the better of Kieran Tierney down the Arsenal left and Neto was on hand to score.
With Gabriel powering home Willian’s cross from a well-worked short corner, the visitors’ lead did not last long.
When Wolves made it 2-1 – Podence deftly raising a bouncing ball over Gabriel and reaching the end after Bernd Leno saved Neto’s deflected shot with his knees, opportunism and poor Arsenal defending were again clear.
Exactly one year after Unai Emery was relieved of his duties at Emirates Stadium, Arsenal does not appear any closer to becoming a Premier League power again.
The congested structure of the early-season table suggests that their low ranking does not cause tremendous worry, but they have now won one of their previous six league matches and lost four, scoring just twice in that time.