You know things are bad when Troy Deeney is claiming you lack ‘cojones’.
Deeney scored the equaliser as Watford went on to secure a 2-1 win over the Gunners on Saturday evening, condemning Arsene Wenger’s side to their third defeat in eight Premier League matches.
And afterwards, Deeney, who came on as a substitute, admitted he quickly realised Arsenal’s players wanted nothing to do with his physical approach.
“Having a bit of cojones, I think the word is,” Deeney said on BT Sport. “Whenever I play against Arsenal - and this is just a personal thing - I go up and think 'Let me whack the first one, then we will see who wants it'.
"I came on today and jumped up with [Per] Mertesacker - I didn't even have to jump up actually - nodded it down and the crowd gets up. They all just backed off.
“For me, as a player, I just think 'Happy days. That's my strength, so if you're going to let me do that against you, you're in for a tough afternoon.”
Man United fan makes video mocking Arsenal
Opposing fans wasted no time in mocking the Gunners, who already sit nine points behind leaders Manchester City.
That includes a Manchester United fan who has made a ‘day in the life of an Arsenal fan’ video, chronicling Saturday’s events.
The video begins with Robbie from ArsenalFanTV looking ahead to the game. He’s excited, ending his blog by saying, “I’m confident, we’re gonna do this!”
And of course, Arsenal went ahead through Mertesacker’s second-half header.
But then the nightmare begins.
Deeney levels, Tom Cleverly grabs the winner, Arsenal lose.
The video then shows Claude from ArsenalFanTV in full meltdown mode.
Watch the video below.
Do Arsenal regret offering Wenger a new deal
Arsene Wenger wasn’t happy with referee Neil Swarbrick’s decision to award Watford a penalty when Hector Bellerin was alleged to have brought down Richarlison.
He had every right to be; Richarlison went down under minimal contact from the Spanish right-back.
But that doesn’t explain why Arsenal were unable to recover from the equaliser.
It’s only October and yet the decision to hand Wenger a two-year contract extension appears a highly questionable one.