Arsenal fans were understandably outraged at what could only generously be described as a “performance” from their side at Anfield on Sunday.
In truth, the team did not perform. The defence was worthy of the 16th place Arsenal currently occupy in the league standings, the midfield seemed to give up as soon as the first goal went in (but didn’t do anything to help stop that goal either), and the attack didn’t manage a single shot on target in 90 minutes.
So there should be no surprise that Arsenal fans demanded answers at full time. The supporters that have been begging players to stay for months, suddenly had very little reason to care:
I don't give a shit about anyone leaving, none of them play for the club anymore.
Overrated. Overpaid. Kroenke out. Wenger out.
— Arsenaloholic (@ArsenalohoIic) August 27, 2017
There were those who outlined just how bad the display was on the day:
Arsenal had more yellow cards than shots on goal. Announce Relegation
— Funny Tweets (@FunnyThingsUK) August 27, 2017
Oh dear Arsenal pic.twitter.com/roXDUfuLDT
— Joe Mensah ⚒️ (@MistaMensah) August 27, 2017
Chamberlain playing like a guy who really doesn't want to risk failing that medical.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) August 27, 2017
Whilst others just wanted to see something happen to change it:
— Will (@ConvertedWinger) August 27, 2017
But mostly, fans took to Twitter to express just how badly they felt the game had gone, and how it hardly even seems like a surprise when this happens nowadays:
— 🇹🇹🇲🇸 (@Mta_1991) August 27, 2017
New season but same old bullshit
— Memz (@FTR90_Memz) August 27, 2017
My funeral is tomorrow. Invited the players and manager to let me down one last time.
— Mohamed ElNneny (@ElNnenyM) August 27, 2017
remember when we were good? nope neither can I
— Niam (@niam_p_) August 27, 2017
top 10 will be hard this season
— Kevin King (@kevin4christ02) August 27, 2017
Along with the anger, there was a lot of sadness and disappointment. Arsenal fans want to believe in their club, but when results like this become a regular occurrence, it’s difficult to even muster the same level of frustration anymore:
— Hassan (@ClassofBergkamp) August 27, 2017
Are you watching today's game Santi? pic.twitter.com/uPCsbx6bnh
— Sue ellen (@PiirateBarbie) August 27, 2017
Which other club in the premier league gets drubbed this often by the top teams? Not even the lower teams get so many drubbings.
— ali (@aliladiere) August 27, 2017
Arsenal need to do better. Letting the fans down like this isn’t good enough.