Rio Ferdinand teases Piers Morgan over Arsenal’s Europa League exit

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has trolled Piers Morgan following Arsenal’s humiliating Europa League exit.

The Gunners’ season took a depressing turn after they lost 2-1 to Olympiakos last night.

Mikel Arteta’s side will now have to rely on a top-five finish if they want to secure Champions League football next season.

It was Youssef El-Arabi who grabbed the crucial away goal to sink the beleaguered north Londoners.

Ferdinand, who played over 450 games for United, couldn’t resist poking fun at Arsenal super fan Morgan.

He wrote on Twitter: “Are u ok @piersmorgan?”. The former centre-back then added: “#TearsForPiers” and “#Arsenal”.

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Following the match, Arteta admitted he had been eager to secure Europa League glory.

“It hurts, big time,” he said. “We had a lot of hope in this competition.

“It was a great way for us to be able to go to Europe and it is a very beautiful competition to try to win.

“I think we did a lot of positive things in the game.

“I think we created enough chances to win the game, but if you concede two set-pieces again in a tie like this, then you put yourself in big trouble.”

Arsenal are four points behind Manchester United in fifth spot.

When asked if catching their rivals was realistic, Arteta was pragmatic.

“Very hard because looking at the table we’re still far from the objectives that we all have, but we’ve been far all season from it and we have to keep fighting," he added.

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“The most important thing now is that the dressing room has to be strong and we have to keep going and react.

“First of all, I have to convince them about what happened in the game and why they are not through in the tie.

“If they continue to do that, there will be rewards like we have done in the last 10 games that we played.”

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