Arsenal fans are really something else.
Their perception of how badly off they are, is hilarious.
They do honestly think that other football fans should be pitying them.
Which we do…but not for the reasons they are thinking/hoping!
They came to St James Park in sixth place, having had a trip to Wembley as losing League Cup finalists in February, and with a Europa League semi to come.
Yes they weren’t great yesterday but they weren’t terrible, they could have won the game with a few decent chances in the first half but didn’t take them – that’s football.
After the break they struggled to create anything against a Newcastle team who hadn’t conceded at home since January, before Lacazette scored that 14th minute goal.
Nobody has a divine right to success and whilst I don’t really have time for any of the fans of the ‘top six’ clubs, I can honestly say I can’t remember fans of Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool being anything as bad as the Arsenal fans.
It is only two seasons ago when in 2015/16, you had Liverpool finishing eighth and Chelsea tenth.
Man Utd ended up seventh in 2013/14 and sixth last season, as they pursued the Europa League, and while I’m sure there was plenty of whingeing going on – for fans of the Gunners it is at epic proportions.
Reading these comments below after losing to Newcastle, very very few want to give Newcastle any credit at all.
They claim obvious red cards were missed for Perez and Kenedy, whilst they are really loving slaughtering their manager (as usual) and players for losing to a team like Newcastle.
The way they go on, you would think NUFC were in the National League, not top half of the Premier League and one of the five sides with the best form in 2018.
Maybe the highlight for me though, is that a number of Arsenal fans are desperate to tell everybody about how they deliberately didn’t watch the game, even on TV, as though it is a badge of honour because of how (allegedly) shocking everything is for them.
Arsenal fans comments via various message boards:
‘Wenger’s Thursday excuse doesn’t make much sense given that only Lacazette, Monreal, Elneny and Mustafi started both games.
Even if that were the case we had replacements for at least two of those, there was no need for them to start.’
‘No matter what players we have, we still do this. One constant, WENGER!!!
We also didn’t rest that many players. We had a strong team out there. Against f…ing Newcastle!!’
‘Didn’t watch the game, but not too bothered.
Eggs are all in the EL basket — we should play the kids from here on out.’
‘This match shows how bad of a coach Wenger is. He puts a lot of trust and confidence in his players, and that’s great, but he never gives us a tactical foundation for success. He’s dependent on world class players making the difference.’
‘So many players I’m tired of.
Struggling to like half of these players. Need 8 new starters over summer. A whole new midfield and a whole new defence.’
‘To let the club fall into such a state of disrepair is absolutely unacceptable.
Far too many players who have no business wearing our shirt who are continually given games to go out and embarrass us in. All of this before we even get to the mess that is the manager.’
‘You just never know how much further we can descend – a few years back, missing out on CL was unthinkable, let alone for consecutive years.
Just what’s next? Özil gets nutmegged by a sundayleaguer from Uzbekistan? Wenger kicks a water bottle in the ref’s face? Spurs finish 20+ points ahead of us?
I’m all doom and gloom, but no other failure under Arséne Wenger will surprise me.’
‘Didn’t even bother watching, it was a meaningless friendly.’
‘We could be 4-0 up against Newcastle and they could still draw against us.’
‘I didnt watch the game, clearing out the shed seemed more appealing. I said we could drop points here and I selected a draw.’
‘Can’t believe people are making excuses for a loss to Newcastle of all clubs.
Look at the team when we had Pires, Toure, Patrick, Henry, Bergkamp in the side
Come on they wouldn’t be embarrassed like this even if it wasnt the strongest starting 11.’
‘Surprised Wenger didn’t mentions the clear penalty we didn’t get at 1-0 could’ve changed the whole game.’
‘Or the blatant red for Kenedy.’
‘What can I say? Well done Newcastle.
We could have kept in touch with Chelsea and even given spurs the jitters, but no. I still maintain that despite the win/lose together mentality, a player like Mustafi will drag down all around him.’
‘The 1st half we were great, the 2nd half we looked bit tired, but still any decent team with good defense would beat Newcastle today.
They really only created like 2 chances all game ffs their 1st goal and the Kennedy shot hit the bar and we gift them a goal.’
‘This needs to end badly against Atletico Madrid.
It’s the only way I can see the board sacking Wenger and moving on to a new era.’
‘Newcastle beating us with only 2 shots on target isn’t that beautiful.’
‘And their first win against us in 13 years. Now we have Burnley breathing down our necks with a real possibility of finishing above us.’
‘Stunned when I realized the yellow in extra time was the first of the match. With Kenedy off, a pen to us and 2-3 additional yellows this would be an easy win for us.’
‘Perez off, finally. Subbed though. Some great studs up challenges from him today. Definitely left his mark.’
‘Strangely, Newcastle with also nothing to play for, managed to carve out a win.
Some of the excuses i’ve seen are ludicrous, they just can’t accept criticism of the club, surely we SHOULD have something to play for in april, even if it’s just pride. of course i forgot pride escaped this club long ago.’
‘When your midfield is outplayed by Jonjo Shelvey, suicide might be the only option.’
‘Newcastle fans singing ‘Arsene Wenger we want you to stay….’
‘We are awful. We need a new owner a new manager new players.’
‘I don’t like the attitude that the league doesn’t matter from some of our fans, we are in no position to be picky on what we do and don’t take serious.’
‘Given the league table I’d say we absolutely are in the position to decide we don’t need to take it seriously. There’s nothing tangible to be gained by playing our very best team in the league.’
‘We are a pathetic excuse of a so called big club .
Another shocking away performance.
We are simply not good enough.’
‘Congrats to Newcastle on getting the win really, if you have Arsenal at home in your last bunch of fixtures and you don’t win it it’s a massive missed opportunity.
Brighton did it, Newcastle have done it and I think Huddersfield might do as well, altho last day games are hugely unpredictable.’
‘Özil has never faced Newcastle away.
It must be part of his contract that he doesn’t ever have to set foot in Newcastle. It’s not that bad there, Mesut.’
‘LOL Newcastle is great.’
‘Not sure that Newcastle needed any more points anyway but if they’d lost to us they’re pretty stupid.’