Arsenal fans rage at club's tweet following 2-0 defeat to Tottenham

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The end of St Totteringham's Day has been on the cards for quite some time, but that won't have made it any easier to take for Arsenal fans.

It has to be said that the Gunners built a rod for their own back by creating an annual celebration to mark finishing above Spurs, but it's an event they've thoroughly enjoyed for the past 22 years.

The contrasting fortunes of Mauricio Pochettino and Arsene Wenger could not be any starker right now.

A fitting picture has been doing the rounds on social media of the Argentine standing triumphantly on the White Hart Lane touchline; behind him sits Wenger, with his head in his hands.

Had it not been for Petr Cech, the 2-0 scoreline could have been significantly worse for the travelling supporters, who were in good voice until Dele Alli and Harry Kane confirmed what they must have known was coming.

Finishing below Spurs is not only painful, it's unfamiliar. Last time it happened, Pochettino was a fresh-faced 22-year-old, John Major was the Prime Minister, and Gerry Francis was still in charge of the Lilywhites. To put that in even more perspective, they have had 11 permanent managers in that time.

It remains to be seen whether this is something Arsenal fans will have to get used to, just as their rivals had become so accustomed to it over the years.

Yet, in the immediate aftermath, Gooners are not taking it well.

A dire performance from Arsenal 

Even Wenger's most ardent supporters would have to admit something has gone badly wrong this season, and the atmosphere in the red half of north London has turned toxic.

Once the final whistle had sounded, the unfortunate man or woman behind the club's Twitter account had the rather awkward task of summing up what had happened down the Seven Sisters road.

Here was Piers Morgan's attempt: "Outthought. Outfought. Outplayed. #WengerOUT."

Of course, the club have to be a little more professional than that, offering simply:

Judging by the reaction to that tweet, the 'Wenger Out' brigade is growing in numbers by the week. After an abject performance, there was nothing Arsenal could say or do to make things better, so perhaps they should have just watched the meltdown unfold.

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