Arsenal’s Facebook page wishes Mikel Arteta happy birthday, Gooners urge him to leave the club

A few Arsenal players are becoming synonymous with the club’s recent poor form.

Whilst the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott are all becoming “better players” as they miss out on Arsenal humiliations at Chelsea and draws with Swansea, other first team members are seeing their stick fall a little.

Wojciech Szczęsny, Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud were all tipped to be dropped for Arsenal’s draw with Swansea but they all started the game.

For many Gooners, the jury is still out on Szczęsny and Giroud needs back up with the Frenchman perhaps not quite the level Arsenal need to challenge the very best.

Mikel Arteta is also becoming a target for abuse, as can be seen above.

The defensive midfielder may also not be in the very top class of players and is not the powerful dominating central midfielder that Arsenal probably need.

Quite why Gooners feel abusing their vice-captain on Facebook will be helpful is though beyond this author.

Arteta turned 31 yesterday and was Trolled pretty unfairly on Arsenal’s official Facebook page.

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