According to Goal’s Charles Watts, Arsenal have lost 3-2 to Championship side Brentford in a friendly this afternoon, the result has sparked some interesting reactions from Gooners.
Arsenal will contest the second match of the Premier League’s return in an encounter against Manchester City – Mikel Arteta’s former employers – next week.
As of yet, neither club has officially announced the result of the behind-closed-doors encounter, it is clear that the Gunners did have a friendly match earlier today though given this social media post.
Some of the north London outfit’s supporters appear to be quite angry after the defeat, but are these fans perhaps overreacting?
It was just a friendly fixture after all, also Brentford sit 4th in the Championship so they’re no pushovers.
Arsenal lost 3-2 to Brentford today in a behind closed doors friendly.
Twitter meltdown in 5,4,3,2,1……..
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) June 10, 2020
Here’s how some Arsenal fans reacted to the result:
Lord have mercy on us next week?
— S (@AfcSan) June 10, 2020
Should’ve kept the score behind closed doors as well.
— MarcusAFC (@worldstarbro) June 10, 2020
You’re joking me
— jäck (@AllezAfcJacques) June 10, 2020
— Make Arsenal Great Again (@Don_SanllehiFC) June 10, 2020
God I’ve missed Arsenal!
— Arjun (@_arjunsen) June 10, 2020
Doesn’t change the fact that this current group of players are not good enough and will get Arteta sacked too.
— AfcHenry (@_AfcHenry) June 10, 2020
Surely arteta was experimenting something like playing leno up top and ozil in goal
— Arsenalinho (@AJP227) June 10, 2020
Who were those that played pls??
— Bluewater (@adegbiji) June 10, 2020
Arteta masterclass. Now Man City will underestimate us
— J GIB (@j_gibSZN) June 10, 2020
This past weekend the Gunners beat Championship outfit Charlton 6-0, this impressive result may be why today’s disappointment has been met with so much frustration from some fans.
With information on what lineup Arteta fielded yet to be released, maybe supporters should reserve judgement at this moment in time – or is this a sign that the side aren’t ready to return to action?