Arsenal’s title hopes were dealt a blow as they lost 3-2 to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Naturally, fans were frustrated at their team’s inability to outperform a depleted United team when it truly mattered. The day before, Leicester extended their lead atop the Premier League and so it was imperative the Gunners didn’t lose ground.
But they did. And one fan has taken his anger to a whole new level.
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Go on to eBay today and you might find an Arsenal shirt that doesn’t have a back or any sleeves.
That is because one Arsenal fan has posted a picture of himself on Facebook wearing his ripped Gunners shirt with the caption: “Arsenal new shirt as you can see it as [sic] got no heart no stomach armless and no back bone willing to sell”.
The post was brought to our attention by 101GreatGoals.
Check it out below.
There’s being angry and then there’s turning into the Hulk. This particular chap went with the latter option.
He’s gone a bit over-the-top - yelling a few swear words will have sufficed - but the loss was a significant one and has severely impacted the Gunners’ chances of winning the title for the first time in 12 years.
Added to their woes was Tottenham’s comeback win over Swansea, which gave Mauricio Pochettino’s team have a three-point lead over their rivals.
So all in all, it was a disastrous day for Arsene Wenger.
Ian Wright wasn't happy
The Arsenal boss was heavily criticised after defending his team’s commitment and was on the receiving end of a backlash from club hero Ian Wright.
Speaking on Match of the Day 2, the former striker said: “It’s like when naughty kids come around your house. If you let them get away with continuously doing naughty stuff they’re going to keep doing it.
“I think [Wenger] saying stuff like this, it makes me think ‘oh, it’s okay’.
“They should be going back on the coach thinking ‘we had an opportunity today’ - it didn’t happen and they should have taken that opportunity today.”
Manchester United were without a slew of first-team regulars including Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Chris Smalling, yet Arsenal still couldn’t overcome Louis van Gaal’s team.
And they made Marcus Rashford’s Premier League debut a walk in the park. The 18-year-old scored a brace to give United a 2-0 lead but better defending - from Gabriel in particular - would likely have prevented both goals.
Next up for Wenger is a home game against Swansea in midweek before a must-win clash at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Never before has a north London derby held so much significance in the title race and Arsenal fans will forget about Sunday’s loss with a victory against Tottenham.