'You cost us top-4' - Arsenal fans turn on Mikel Arteta after embarrassing Brighton defeat


Arsenal's supporters have flooded to social media on Saturday afternoon, to aim their frustrations firmly in the direction of Mikel Arteta.

The Gunners, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

Fresh off the back of an alarming 3-0 defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace earlier in the week, Arteta and co. welcomed an altogether out-of-form Brighton outfit to north London, desperate for a bounce-back result.

When all was said and done at the Emirates, however, the day's hosts saw their top-4 dream dealt what could prove to be a fatal blow, en route to another loss, this time by two goals to one.

After strikes on the part of Leandro Trossard and Enock Mwepu guided Brighton into a shock 2-0 lead, Martin Odegaard's deflected finish from long range inside the closing five minutes ultimately proved little more than a consolation, amid a miserable afternoon all-round from an Arsenal perspective.

'Cost us top-4'

On the back of the final whistle bringing a close to proceedings in the English capital on Saturday afternoon, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of the Arsenal faithful being up in arms online.

And, as alluded to above, it is one man who, above all others, has been forced to bear the brunt of the blame.

The individual in question? Mikel Arteta.

Amid the widespread agreement that the Spaniard got not only his team selection, but tactics wrong on the day, too, the Gunners faithful have shown no mercy in their criticism of the club's boss, with just some of the highlights from across social media showcased below:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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