By Emma Sanders
Arsenal fans were furious on Twitter after on-loan defender Calum Chambers appeared to request to swap shirts with Diego Costa following his side’s defeat against Chelsea.
The Middlesbrough centre-back performed well but was unable to keep Costa under wraps as the Premier League’s top goalscorer netted the game’s only goal in a Chelsea 1-0 victory.
Boro put on a resilient defensive display but Costa reacted quickest to a goal-mouth scramble to score his 10th league goal of the season and helped send his side to the top of the table, above Liverpool by one point.
— Conteholic (@Conteholic) November 20, 2016
Chambers moved to the Riverside Stadium at the end of the summer, despite appearing for Arsenal in their opening Premier League fixture against Liverpool.
He was on the bench for three games before making his Middlesbrough debut against Tottenham in a 2-1 defeat on 24th September and has since kept his place in the starting XI for every league game.
The 21-year-old is well liked by Arsenal fans, who see a future for the youngster in the Arsenal squad but he made a number of enemies on Sunday afternoon.
Costa is not a popular character among many club fans in the Premier League and with Arsenal and Chelsea being huge rivals, Chambers latest action has not been received well by most Gunners fans.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Oh man, Callum Chambers just asked for Costa's shirt. Have some pride man. You're only on loan you know.
— Rehan Kamal (@thisisrehan) November 20, 2016
Why is that wasteman Chambers having a chat with the enemy Costa? Disgrace.
— Maxi Cortez – BEINSports Journalisté (@SantiClaus) November 20, 2016
Arsenal fans abusing Calum Chambers over swapping shirts with Costa today, our fan base is polluted with retards
— Beano (@MarkGriffin19) November 21, 2016
Pretty sure Callum Chambers just asked Costa for his shirt
— Woy (@youknowme__1) November 20, 2016
Chambers being a groupie for Diego Costa's shirt
— OhMyTetragrammaton (@AinMosniSpeaks) November 20, 2016
Why is Chambers shaking hand with that Costa
— Mõ Hït (@Mohit_Gooner) November 20, 2016
Chambers just asked Diego Costa for his shirt ????
— Mduduzi Mathuthu (@Mathuthu) November 20, 2016