This one did not go down well.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 6, 2017
A tweet from the official Arsenal FC Twitter account came in for some merciless criticism from supporters.
Coming on the back of a 3-1 loss to Liverpool on the weekend, the rather phlegmatic post was particularly irksome as Arsenal have a mountain to climb in trying to overcome a 5-1 deficit in the second leg of their Round of 16 Champion’s League game against Bayern Munich.
Most twitter followers were not too kind.
The growing discontent with the team is reflected in a troubled relationship at present with the fanbase. Stories surrounding Alexis Sanchez’s dressing room dissent after the surprising decision by Arsene Wenger to start him on the bench would have done nothing to put the Emirates faithful at ease.
Some spirited performances on the pitch would certainly help, along with a more suave social media approach. Check out the response from Arsenal fans below!
@Arsenal please lads just let us die in peace x
— Jonny (@JonnyOneill) March 6, 2017
— Benjamin Peters (@bpeters83) March 6, 2017
@Arsenal Forget social media posts. Let’s start doing our talking on the pitch.
— Mario (@Limpar33) March 6, 2017
— MJ (@MJ_Boh_) March 6, 2017
— Rex™ (@Rex_Champion202) March 6, 2017
— •ALWAYS FOLLOW BACK• (@Jamowale) March 6, 2017
@Arsenal can we just kill the social media for the season now? I don’t think any of us need reminding we support Arsenal for a few months
— Nially Cat (@Niallycat) March 6, 2017
@Arsenal quiet apt that you pick a photo that tries to show the team pulling together when really they’ve never been further apart.
— MJ (@mj_afc) March 6, 2017
— El Cholo For Arsenal (@managerboardout) March 6, 2017
@Arsenal as if this week isn’t going to be painful enough! We’re a laughing stock and the final insult us the club has divorced the fans
— Red Thom (@redtom88) March 6, 2017
@Arsenal how hard did you have to look to find a picture without Sanchez?
— DerJones (@AFCCymru) March 6, 2017