Adrian appears to have aimed a subtle dig at West Ham United with a comment on Arsenal’s social media.

As expected the popular Spaniard will follow Andy Carroll out of the London Stadium exit door this summer after the expiration of their contracts.

Nothing has been officially confirmed by West Ham as yet.

But the 32-year-old said his goodbyes to supporters as he waved farewell during the lap of honour after the 3-0 win over Southampton.

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Big love for a big character

Adrian joined West Ham in 2013 on a free transfer and has made over 150 appearances for the Hammers.

He has spent much of the last two seasons as number two.

Adrian has spent six years with the club and put in some heroic performances. None more so than that famous FA Cup victory over Everton where he threw his gloves down during a long drawn-out penalty shootout while running up to hit the winning spot kick.

West Ham undoubtedly have plans to pay tribute to both Adrian and Carroll in some way on the club’s official website.

Some feel it would have been better to make the situation clear before the last home game so they get the send-offs they deserve.

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West Ham accused of lacking class in the past

West Ham’s hierarchy David Sullivan, David Gold and Karren Brady have been criticised of lacking class in such situations in the past.

Last season club legend James Collins was left distraught by West Ham’s handling of his departure, which angered fans.

According to The Daily Mail he was emailed about the club’s decision not to keep him on.

 

In contrast Arsenal seem to do things the right way.

Following their disappointing 1-1 draw with Brighton at the Emirates on Sunday there was a guard of honour for trio Danny Welbeck, Petr Cech and Aaron Ramsey.

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West Ham fans will leave Adrian in no doubt

They were each handed Arsenal gifts to honour their time with the club on the pitch in emotional scenes.

Now it appears Adrian may have aimed a dig at West Ham with a comment on Arsenal’s Twitter video of the tributes.

Adrian simply said: “Classy,” alongside a host of applause emojis.

Perhaps he feels similar treatment would have been nice from the Hammers. Perhaps it was merely an innocent comment.

As a result one fan said he should have been given the chance to address fans over the microphone.

As the old adage goes, money cannot buy class.

But West Ham’s fans at least will ensure Adrian feels loved. They have and will continue to send messages of support on social media.

And he will also get a good reception during the final game at Watford on Sunday.