Man City backlash: Two Arsenal players hung out to dry vs Brighton

Brighton vs Arsenal

When the team sheets came out on Sunday before the Brighton and Arsenal game, Gunners fans got angry.

It’s been a torrid time for the Gunners in recent weeks, following their successive defeats to Man City.

If Swedish minnows Östersunds can win at the Emirates just a few weeks ago, of course Brighton can win.

The Gunners have lost four of their last five, and five of their last seven.

Man City backlash? Hector Bellerin & Aaron Ramsey

Arsenal fans hoping that Arsene Wenger would ring the changes after the Man City defeat on Thursday were left underwhelmed.

The team sheets read as follows:

Brighton: Ryan, Bong, Dunk, Duffy, Schelotto, Knockaert, Stephens, Propper, Izquierdo, Gross, Murray.

Subs: Krul, Goldson, Bruno, Kayal, March, Ulloa, Locadia.

Arsenal: Cech, Chambers, Koscielny, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Ozil, Wilshere, Xhaka, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang.

Subs: Ospina, Holding, Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Welbeck, Nketiah.

The only Arsenal player who was dropped from the Man City game was Hector Bellerin.

Arsenal fans react

Bellerin has upset plenty of Arsenal fans in recent weeks.

The Spanish defender has been embroiled in a war of words with Arsenal Fan TV, while many supporters simply believe he’s underperformed this season.

The truth is that many Arsenal fans were happy Bellerin was out the XI against Brighton.

And Ramsey? Fans didn’t seem too bothered about that either.

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