Footage of Arsenal’s supporters taking aim at the club’s players in the aftermath of their surprise defeat to Rennes has emerged online.
Rennes 3-1 Arsenal
Arsenal travelled to France last night for the first-leg of their Europa League last-16 tie with Les Rouges et Noirs.
The Gunners no doubt headed into proceedings at Roazhon Park confident of securing a positive result, with Rennes’ form to this point in the campaign (10th in the Ligue 1 table) having left a lot to be desired.
And the hopes of Unai Emery’s men were buoyed by an early go-ahead goal, as Alex Iwobi notched his 5th of the season to set up what many assumed would be a comfortable evening for the visitors.
However, what unfolded over the subsequent 85 minutes in France saw Arsenal self-destruct, to dig themselves into a hole ahead of next week’s return-leg in North London.
After Sokratis Papastathopoulos was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence 5 minutes shy of half-time, Rennes immediately took advantage to pull level through Benjamin Bourigeaud.
Things got worse for the English giants just past the hour-mark, when Nacho Monreal put through his own net.
And a thoroughly-miserable night for all involved with Arsenal was capped off 2 minutes from time, when Ismaila Sarr netted a 3rd for Rennes, to send the hosts into the tie’s second-leg in firm control.
A counter-attacking masterclass from Rennes! 😮
Rising star Ismaila Sarr puts it away and deals a big blow to Arsenal ahead of the second leg…
Superb team goal 👌 pic.twitter.com/GqxrKCi9xH
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 7, 2019
Arsenal fans take aim
As such, it came as little surprise to find that Arsenal’s supporters were left fuming with their side’s performance.
And a small section of the Gunners’ faithful made absolutely no secret of their frustrations in the aftermath of last night’s clash, having waited in the airport for the club’s squad to appear ahead of their flight back to London.
Arsenal’s players were targeted with shouts of ‘rubbish, shit and disgrace’, as showcased in the footage below:
Arsenal players getting abused on the way to their flight home from Rennes 😯 pic.twitter.com/oDWRekA1Rh
— Lee Wilkinson (@wilko_6) March 8, 2019