Mikel Arteta’s prickly post-match interview after Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to rivals Tottenham has been given the Snapchat crying filter treatment on social media.
Arteta was fuming after the final whistle, telling Sky Sports’ Geoff Shreeves that he’d be “suspended for six months” if he said what was on his mind.
“I am allowed to give my interpretation of what happened in the game,” he continued, “but I don’t know how to lie and I don’t like lying. So I prefer not to say what I think.”
Arsenal were reduced to 10 men in the first half when defender Rob Holding was shown two yellow cards in seven minutes for fouls on Son Heung-min.
Harry Kane netted a first half brace, while Son got on the scoresheet early in the second half, as fifth-placed Spurs closed the gap on fourth-placed Arsenal to one point with only two fixtures remaining.
“I cannot say what I think. I will be suspended,” Arteta added. “Get the referee to come in front of the camera and explain his decisions. They are his decisions. It’s a shame because such a beautiful game was destroyed today.”
Rivals fans were quick to mock Arteta for complaining after his side were comprehensively beaten in Thursday’s north London derby.
But one Chelsea supporter went one step further and added Snapchat’s crying face filter over the top of the TV interview.
Watch the footage here:
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Will Arsenal or Tottenham finish in the top four?
Arsenal remain in control of their own destiny, despite losing to Spurs, as they aim to secure a top-four finish.
Wins over Newcastle United and Everton will see Arsenal clinch Champions League football for next season.
But Antonio Conte’s Tottenham, who face Burnley and Norwich City in their final league fixtures of the campaign, have the bit between their teeth and will be ready to capitalise on any slip-ups.