Andre Ayew may have pulled off one of the missed chances of the season, as – lying on the floor – he struck the ball off the post twice in succession from only about two yards from the goal.
With a chance to equalise after Daniel Sturridge made it 1-0 to Liverpool, the double miss from Manuel Lanzini’s corner was a once-in-a-career level missed chance for the West Ham striker. Cue the shocked fans…
Ayew there with one of the worst misses I've ever seen. Huge, huge let off.— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) May 14, 2017
Ayew needs to retire after that miss fam.— The People’s Champion 💯🤟🏽 (@TroopzAFC) May 14, 2017
Andrew Ayew with the miss of the season— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) May 14, 2017
Some savvy fans saw the miss as a golden opportunity for some puns too of course.
Ayew sure?— Sam (@samuelJayC) May 14, 2017
Meanwhile, for fans of Liverpool – who are in search of a top four spot with two games to play and started the game a point ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal – the overwhelming feeling was relief…
Although one or two weren’t happy with the way the corner was defended – pinning the blame on 27-year-old Reds defender Dejan Lovren.
While for Arsenal, hot on the heels of Liverpool – it’s fair to say the fans and the manager will have been hurting after the missed chance.
Meanwhile, some seemed to feel Ayew had done it all deliberately…
Ayew hates Arsenal FC— Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) May 14, 2017
Ayew Liverpool fan confirmed— Redmen Designs (@RedmenDesigns) May 14, 2017
Back in 2015 the Ghanaian international told Sky Sports he has been a Liverpool fan “all my life”.
However, he has scored before against the Reds more than once as a Swansea player – and bearing in mind the effort taken to bounce the ball off the post that accurately – it would be some stretch of the imagination to say the 27-year-old deliberately missed.