David De Gea

‘That’s 2011 De Gea!’: David De Gea the butt of the joke following Arsenal’s opener vs Man United

Viewers of the matchup between Arsenal and Manchester United have taken to Twitter in their absolute numbers this evening, to take aim at David De Gea.

Arsenal vs Man United

The two sides are currently locked in action at the Emirates, in a crucial meeting in the race for a spot in the Premier League’s top-4.

United came into proceedings occupying the final of the Premier League’s Champions League berths.

Arsenal, though, sat just a point adrift of the Red Devils in 5th.

As such, with Tottenham and Chelsea having already dropped points this weekend, both sides no doubt headed into this evening’s crunch clash in North London aware that the outcome will play a huge role in who eventually secures Champions League football for next season.

James Ward-Prowse

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – MARCH 09: James Ward-Prowse of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at St Mary’s Stadium on March 09, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal in front

As a result, the frenetic pace of the opening quarter of an hour at the Emirates came as little surprise.

Arsenal and United exchanged chances in a high-throttle, attack-minded start to the matchup, with the former having taken the lead with just 12 minutes on the clock.

The goal came from the boot of Granit Xhaka, as the Swiss midfielder rifled a bending low shot beyond David De Gea from 20 yards.

On initial viewing, Xhaka’s strike simply looked too hot to handle. However, upon replays being broadcast, it quickly became evident that David De Gea had simply made a hash of his attempt to keep the scores level.

The Spanish shot-stopper, generally so reliable, stepped too far to his left, being completely deceived by the swerve on the ball.

‘That’s 2011 De Gea’

As such, viewers of this evening’s clash have since flooded to social media to take aim at De Gea, with some of the typically-ruthless highlights from across Twitter showcased below:

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