Arsenal players are typically an active bunch on social media… except when they’ve just lost a match.
Whether Arsenal’s PR team advise the players to keep their mouths shut or they just want to go into hiding, Arsene Wenger’s men are rarely as active on social media immediately after a bad result as they are beforehand.
After Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat to City, there’s not a lot the players could say on social media to placate furious fans. It wasn’t just the Carabao Cup final defeat, it was the performance. Not one Arsenal player looked as if they cared and this is far from the first time this has happened.
Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that the players have gone into hiding.
At the time of writing, the only players to post about the match have been Emi Martinez, who wasn’t even playing – he’s on loan at Getafe – and Mohamed Elneny, who didn’t feature against City.
Listen, your tears are so precious for all of us. For the sake of you and the sake of all the gunners’ fans I promise you to fight to draw the smile on your face. pic.twitter.com/amvgJxy8fL
— Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennyM) February 26, 2018
Are Arsenal players damned if they do and damned if they don’t?
If they disappear off social media for a few days, is it really that surprising?
Or should they pull up their big boy pants and face the music?
I used to believe the first option and I do feel that, at the moment, anything they say will go in one ear and out the other with fans because we’ve heard whatever they have to say hundreds of times before.
But I also think that, at this stage, after letting down fans who paid through the nose to watch them play yet again, they should at least try to apologise.