Arsenal FC have wrongly claimed that their former player Gilberto Silva scored the first ever league goal at the Emirates Stadium.
On this day in 2006, Arsenal played their first Premier League match at their ground after moving from Highbury that summer.
See also: Van Persie names one thing Arsenal must do to close gap on City & Liverpool
However, while Gilberto scored Arsenal’s first league goal at the Emirates, it was actually Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg who opened the scoring that day.
Gilberto equalised later on, and while Arsenal presumably meant to point out that he was their first scorer in the league at the Emirates, many fans are taking them up on the inaccuracy of their tweet.
To be fair, if you were Mellberg, or even just a Villa fan, you probably wouldn’t be too pleased to be robbed of this little piece of history.
That game finished 1-1 as Arsenal took some time to get going after moving into their new stadium that season.
See also: 8 big transfers that could still go through at Premier League clubs after deadline day
They didn’t win there in the league until the 23rd of September that season, beating Sheffield United 3-0 in what was their third home league game of the campaign.
Olof Mellberg scored the first goal, not Gilberto Silva. pic.twitter.com/LDBvemKx7n
— Ty Bracey (@TyBracey) August 19, 2019
Pretty sure that Olof Mellberg would disagree with that… https://t.co/Q6yr6loF8B
— Ian DW (@sportdw) August 19, 2019
Liessssss. Olof Mellberg from Aston Villa scored the first Premier League goal at the Emirates. https://t.co/XEO79Dugtc
— LordSakadick (@TheUmaK2) August 19, 2019
Sorry Arsenal your rewriting history. Mellberg scored the 1st goal in your new ground.
— paul murray (@muza82) August 19, 2019
Mellberg! https://t.co/V7GuAdq8iW pic.twitter.com/1cmX6Kdr68
— Purslow's Pursestrings (@AVFCTransTweet) August 19, 2019
For latest news and updates Join our news Community On Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google News.