Arsene Wenger has his issues with the Arsenal fans – in fact, there are quite a few issues and while the manager has no doubt done a huge service for the club and has been there for so long it seems as though he’s a part of the furniture – not to mention won a fair few things, in the last few years the fans have been calling for change.
Some of the protests and action taken by the fans is no doubt harsh and over the top – but at times, it’s easy to sympathise and see where they’re coming from – and when the manager decided to take off Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang against Southampton, it wasn’t just Arsenal fans who were stumped.
That’s because come the Europa League game on Thursday, Auba is of course unable to play – so hardly needed to be rested.
The one thing that did pay off was leaving Danny Welbeck on, who went on to score the goal that made it 3-2 after already initially putting Arsenal ahead in the match earlier.
Despite that, the fans were confused as to why Auba was taken off at all, given his confidence would have been boosted by a goal and he didn’t exactly need to be kept for the Europa League either – and of course they took to their favourite platform, Twitter, to vent their frustrations.
Best of Twitter
Oh Arsene, you utter moron. Why take off Aubameyang when he doesn’t even play Europa?
— Chibuike Ezeokoli (@C__Ezeokoli) April 8, 2018
Baffled as to why Aubameyang was taken off when he’s the only player that can’t play midweek.
— Kevin Barnes (@kevthegooner) April 8, 2018
Does Wenger know what he’s doing? Taking Nelson and Aubameyang off and leaving Iwobi on the pitch, absolute clown
— Jack (@ManlowJack) April 8, 2018
Araah?! What happened, had jus watched #aubameyang fpl & welbeck score super goals
— Jimmy Ongondo (@jimiongondo) April 8, 2018
Lol why did this guy remove Aubameyang that can’t play on Thursday?
Wenger has problems I swear.
— groovy kenny. (@LifeOfIkenna) April 8, 2018
You take off aubameyang for Lacazette instead of Welbeck pic.twitter.com/UUOXFGghuD
— Aubacazette (@Aaron_LDN) April 8, 2018
With Iwobi and Welbeck, you decided to sub Aubameyang. WTF Arsene?!
— El~fenomeno (@ibraheemkhax) April 8, 2018
Iwobi and welbeck still on the pitch yet wenger took aubameyang off when he can’t even play midweek, just fuck off already
— svle (@svlemxn) April 8, 2018
still dont get why aubameyang was subed off
— oludotun ajogbasile (@dotmanajo) April 8, 2018
Tbf it’s not his fault…HE SHOULDN’T BE ON THE PITCH BEACUSE WENGER SHOULDN’T HAVE SUBBED AUBAMEYANG!!!
— Ed Kear (@edkear) April 8, 2018
I wonder why Wenger subs Aubameyang with Lacazette since he cant play on Thursday while we need Laca for Europa???#WengerOut
— SALIMY|GOONER (@lanterahijauAS) April 8, 2018