WATCH: Arsenal Fans Shift Loyalties to Support Manchester City Goal in 5-0 Annihilation

Published 08/29/2021, 6:53 AM EDT


Arsenal’s horrible start to the Premier League season continued after a 5-0 romp at the hands of defending champions Manchester City. The North London club is yet to score a goal in the league and has zero points after three matches. Moreover, Arsenal fans have become increasingly disillusioned with the club and its manager Mikel Arteta.

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The match was a disaster from start to finish, but the worst point came when Arsenal fans celebrated City’s fourth goal scored by Rodri. They sarcastically cheered as if they had scored themselves. It was a huge embarrassment for Arteta and his team that it has come to this.

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The club finished 8th in the last two seasons, and fans want more from the team. Their owners, the Kroenke family, invested 150 million pounds into the squad this summer, making Arsenal the biggest spenders this season (as of now).

However, most of their signings haven’t directly improved the squad, and fans are not impressed by the additions. Currently, the North London club sits at the bottom of the table after three games. This loss to City might just be the end of the road for Arteta.

Ilkay Gundogan, Ferran Torres (twice), Gabriel Jesus, and Rodri were the goalscorers for City. The Blues were up by 2-0 after just 12 minutes, and then things went from bad to worse when Granit Xhaka was sent off in the 35th minute for Arsenal.

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Mikel Arteta speaks after Arsenal’s loss

Arsenal’s manager was once again giving a similar speech as their current start to the campaign is their worst in 70 years. The Spaniard apologized for the teams’ dreadful performance and thanked the fans for their unconditional support.

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When you lose games, it is impossible, but you saw we had around 3,000 fans today, and the way they reacted to the team and the club with the support they are giving it was unconditional, which is why everyone went over to say, thank you. I’m sorry we can’t get the results right now. We have to fix it,” Arteta said.

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a football writer at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for football to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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