Even with Arsene Wenger playing his best group of attackers, it wasn’t enough for Arsenal to beat Watford in the FA Cup and continue the path to a third title. The Gunners were shocked in a 2-1 defeat, their first loss in the tournament since 2012, and bring fan frustration to an all-time high.
It certainly doesn’t help Arsene Wenger that Arsenal now have the arduous task of going to Camp Nou this week to take on the ungodly Barcelona and their 37-game unbeaten streak in the second leg of the Champions League already in a 0-2 hole.
Needless to say, fans (and Piers Morgan of course) were quick to express outrage at the brutal loss.
Top 3 GKs in the world:
1) Whoever plays against Arsenal
— SaM (@MesutIsMagic) March 13, 2016
Arsenal have actually gone backwards. No trophy this season and less points in the league. Wenger!!!
— TikaTakaWilsh (@TikaTakaWilsh) March 13, 2016
— The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) March 13, 2016
Arsenal’s fan right now!!! pic.twitter.com/kxWSr4lF43
— saiful izzuwan (@arelong_izz) March 13, 2016
If I were Arsenal manager, I’d sell half these players. Bunch of lazy, heartless, overpaid prima donnas.
Disgrace to the shirt. #afc
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 13, 2016
Though there were certainly some built in excuses such as the absence of Petr Cech and Aaron Ramsey among others, fans blamed the loss on trends of failure more than almost anything else.
Being an Arsenal fan is like being cheated by your girlfriend every week.. except you forgive her everytime.. pic.twitter.com/JRieMSHu15
— ozil_facts (@ozil_facts) March 13, 2016
This game summed up what is being an Arsenal fan.
— Arsenal Related (@ArsenalsRelated) March 13, 2016
I’m actually not even mad at Arsenal anymore… Used to being hurt like this
— Harry Kellie (@HarryKellie19) March 13, 2016
Assuming the somewhat likely event that Arsenal don’t advance in the Champions League, the Gunners’ only path to silverware in the 2015-16 campaign would be the Premier League, in which Arsenal are currently in an 8-point hole below Leicester City.
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