Arsenal fans have already seen enough as #ArtetaOut is trending on social media as his Gunners side fell to shock 2-0 opening night defeat against fellow London side Brentford under the lights of the Brentford Community Stadium.
Goals in either half from Sergi Canos and Christian Norgaard means that the writing could already be on the wall for the Spaniard who now faces stark criticism from the north London fanbase after this disastrous start to the new season.
Chelsea and Manchester City are next for Pep Guardiola’s ex-assistant who will be looking for a positive response from his players in the London derby next weekend against the Blues.
But this wasn’t the ideal start as the north Londoners were looking to build momentum to help in their quest to improve upon consecutive eighth-place finish for the Emirates Stadium-based club.
Emile Smith Rowe alongside a minority of others from the away side really made a statement in this contest as the ‘new season, same Arsenal’ quote was being tweeted all over Twitter by rival fans who enjoyed seeing Stan Kroenke’s club struggle on the opening night.
Here is how a different selection of Gunners fans reacted to the 2-0 defeat in west London.
@RSComps7 has demanded: ‘Get him out today- #ArtetaOut’
@redcactusgooner similarly put: ‘Sack him. #ArtetaOut #KroenkeOut.’
@Ngeno254 controversially put: ‘Bring back Arsene Wenger.’
@An4ndPaTiL reckons: ‘Arsenal should start negotiating with Conte, we might need him sooner than expected.’
@Sergyzz was a little more positive in his verdict: ‘This was such an unlucky defeat, we deserved to get at least a point tonight.
‘Let’s get behind the players, they gave it their all and the gaffer as well…
‘He’s still a young manager who’s still learning, give him time and he’ll flourish.
‘Good times ahead. #COYG’
@jeevanp2003 concluded: ‘I think it’s pretty evident that Odegaard and a tall striker like Tammy Abraham are needed. All we do is spam crosses to a bunch of small players in the middle.’
@DRx8mad like many others feels let down tonight: ‘Well I did have a glimmer of optimism but now that’s gone for another season.
‘Cheers Arsenal and Mikel Arteta- thanks for nothing tonight.’
A London derby against Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea could be the challenge required to get the players going for this season.
One win and a draw were what the Arsenal manager impressively achieved against the Champions League winners in the 2020/21 campaign.
Gunners fans will certainly hope Arteta can do the same this time around when they meet on Sunday August 22 at 4:30 pm.
Source by Football London