The best tweets after Arsenal implode against Burnley
Arsenal failed to preserve their lead as they drew their last Premier League outing with Burnley. An early strike from Pierre Emerick Aubameyang as early as in the 6th minute was cancelled out by Chris Wood’s goal for Burnley, but Arsenal have no one but themselves to blame for letting their opponents back into the match.
Granit Xhaka’s lapse of concentration resulted in him making a mistake – he smashed the ball into Wood while attempting a clearance off the face of his own goal. The ball ricocheted off the New Zealander’s hip and travelled into the back of the net past Bernd Leno, much to Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta and their supporters’ despair.
While Wood had a chance to send his team into the lead later on, he was denied by Leno this time. Arsenal could not get themselves back into the lead on the night, as a penalty that was awarded to them by Andre Marriner on the pitch was rescinded by VAR – the ball was adjudged to have struck Erik Pieters on the shoulder instead of his arm.
Dani Ceballos rattled the post after a scramble in the box in second-half stoppage time, but Sean Dyche’s side eventually held on till full time for a point at Turf Moor. Arsenal fans on Twitter were enraged at the Swiss midfielder’s schoolboy error which caused them to drop two important points in the race for a Champions League position, as the team self-imploded while trying to defend a lead once again.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the display –
"Hello my name's Eddie and I've been an Arsenal fan for over 30 years."— Eddie Longbridge (@EddieLongbridge) March 6, 2021
"Hello Eddie." pic.twitter.com/Ba1iYiEpdO
Embarrassing result— LJRC (@LiamCrook1) March 6, 2021
Embarrassing from Granit Xhaka
Embarrassing from Bernd Leno
Embarrassing for Arsenal football club
Embarrassing from Andre Mariner
Embarrassing from Kevin Friend
Embarrassing for the premier league
Embarrassing for the game of football
Martin Keown: “In a nutshell, that was Arsenal’s season.” [BT] #afc— afcstuff (@afcstuff) March 6, 2021
For Arsenal’s game against Burnley— C (@AFC_Carys) March 6, 2021
4 big chances created, 4 big chances missed.
Never a dull moment supporting Arsenal Football Club.— Loyal Goonerette
(@TaZRahman7) March 6, 2021
Arsenal are Football’s version of one of those Japanese game show obstacle courses where everything is designed to make you slip or hit you in the crotch— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) March 6, 2021
Granit Xhaka’s brainfart moment
We had one of those farts where you casually excuse yourself so you can go to the bathroom to make sure it was just a fart.— Poorly Drawn Arsenal (@cantdrawarsenal) March 6, 2021
On Erik Pieters’ handball
The conspiracy against Arsenal is becoming more apparent week after week!!— Joe Perry (@joegentlemanjoe) March 6, 2021
You go through a stage as an Arsenal fan when you wonder if you’re suffering from paranoia but then you realise – no the bastards really are against us— Victoria (@victoriamscott) March 6, 2021
Sorry Mikel, it’s time to switch
Arteta has 11 wins from 27 and he still dresses like this on the touchline. Surely at this point you’d accept your level and just stick on a tracksuit or something? pic.twitter.com/yEsa21YEIt—
(@OlIyCFC) March 6, 2021