Our expectations have been low for you Arsenal, however my pricey – this was one thing else.
The Gunners have been already in opposition to it once they traveled to the Premier League champions on Saturday afternoon, and only a few neutrals (or Gooners, for that matter) would have given them a likelihood earlier than kick-off.
Battle of Manchester. # MCIARS
– Arsenal (@Arsenal) 28 August 2021
The odds have been by the roof on a shock Arsenal win – and for good purpose. Better to get monetary savings. Or alternatively, put your hard-earned cash on Arsenal who concede at the very least 4 objectives, Granit Xhaka will get a pink card and the fan base blows a collective blood vessel in his head.
Manchester City walked to the simplest of the 5-0 victories on the Etihad Stadium, which implies that Mikel Arteta’s males are left rooted to the underside of the desk with zero factors, zero objectives scored and 9 conceded.
And but Arsenal didn’t even look too dangerous within the opening minutes (we all know that seven minutes of fearlessness isn’t a really excessive degree to set, however nonetheless). We ought to most likely not be too shocked, contemplating that the Gunners again three consisted of Calum Chambers, Rob Holding and Sead Kolasinac.
Grealish, Ferran Torres, Gundogan have a look at chambers and preserve Tierney within the again line of the arsenal. #ParagonLite pic.twitter.com/ozthQuur6z
– juliø ?? ♂️ (@Uwagasabune) August 28, 2021
You have to significantly query the psychological energy of a person who sends out a expertise like William Saliba on mortgage to achieve expertise earlier than lining up with a again three of Sead Kolašinac, Rob Holding and Callum Chambers.
– Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) August 28, 2021
Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac and Elneny mess around the again pic.twitter.com/ozhSetLWn9
– Jake (@ arsenaljake14) August 25, 2021
And when Ilkay Gundogan had given the hosts the lead, an assault felt inevitable.
5’10 ‘Ilkay Gundogan hit our midfielders within the air. Whether you might be Mikel Arteta in or out, there are some stuff you simply can’t blame the boss for. Some of those gamers are pathetic. It’s the identical perpetrators each season.
– GoonerSpeak (@GoonerTaIk) August 28, 2021
You need to say that Arsenal is bettering from yr to yr. Last season, Sterling (5ft 8) towered over his protection to attain with a header, and at this time Gundogan (5ft 11) towered over his protection to make a header.
– Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 28, 2021
Was about to tweet “it has been a really good start by Arsenal, fair play” and now they’re dropping on account of some horrible protection
– Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) August 28, 2021
A pleasant purpose and a sensible head, however some are more durable to please than others.
Gundogan makes an excellent late run to the again put up, sees the ball come excessive of a defender far increased than him, steers in a header with sufficient energy to hit the goalkeeper and Martin Keown takes: “he will not score easier goals all season ”?
– Luke Aaron Moore (@lukeaaronmoore) August 28, 2021
Ferran Torres added a second just five minutes later, and it was basically curtains for the Gunners. But if there’s one person we can count on to knock home the last nail in his own coffin, it’s Xhaka.
RED CARD Granit Xhaka is sent off after a foul against Joao Cancelo
Man City 2-0 Arsenal (35 minutes) #MCIARS
– Premier League (@premierleague) 28 August 2021
To celebrate Arsenal’s decision to offer him a new contract, the Swiss midfielder rushed up his fan base by flying into a crazy two-legged, dubbed, off the ground challenge to cross all the criteria for the dumbest tackle in football history.
Of course, he got a red card, which meant that his teammates absolutely missed it during the next 55 minutes of action.
When it gets tough, Xhaka’s head starts
– James Benge (@jamesbenge) August 28, 2021
Xhaka is a coward. Saw that we were starting to move and did not want to know.
– AFCAMDEN (@AFCAMDEN) August 28, 2021
When it comes to you, it is always important to dig deep and find a bit of optimism.
Fortunately for Arsenal, this means that you start a match with Granit Xhaka that you play with 10 men anyway
– Chris Dixon (@ chrismd10) August 28, 2021
However, some Gooners felt sorry for Xhaka and thought the red card was harsh …
Odds of a Man City player tackling Xhakas and not getting a foul?
– Spanish Gooner (@elspanishgooner) August 28, 2021
Have just seen the Xhaka clip, am I going crazy and think it’s not a red card?
– C (@AFC_Carys) August 28, 2021
Xhaka lost some fun there, but it’s not a red card. Never. He wins 100% of the ball. The handling has been poor, just like our performance.
– LTArsenal ™ (@ltarsenal) 28 August 2021
You’re right, guys! Maybe there is a massive conspiracy in the football world and everyone is fighting for the Gunners!
Not a push for Bukayo Saka! Yarrrrggghhhh, Arsenal fans will tweet that referees have an agenda against them for hours.
– Sean Walsh (@SeanDZWalsh) August 28, 2021
While Arsenal fans and players were close to crying, Amazon documentary makers struggled to hide their joy over another blockbuster episode of All or Nothing written for them.
Xhaka expelled. Lives at Amazon HQ. pic.twitter.com/CDcVLlWyrv
– Eddie Longbridge (@ EddieLongbridg3) August 28, 2021
In fact, this documentary is set to be a hit! You know, if you do not support Arsenal.
Arsenal really found the perfect season to let Amazon film “All for Nothing”
THIS WILL BE A BLOCKBUSTER .. pic.twitter.com/dMDacfbl8n
– ً (@TheFergusonWay) August 28, 2021
Amazon Prime viewers when Arteta gets fired from Arsenal All or Nothing documentary pic.twitter.com/hsEl1itTXu
– € uros (@uros_milo) 28 August 2021
Amazon Prime Video producers watch Arsenal’s season so far pic.twitter.com/Qnqu2eTbPu
– FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) August 22, 2021
And that was all in the first half. Arsenal continued to concede three more goals after the break and lost 5-0 while getting two shots and a 19% share. Honestly, this was the achievement of a newly marketed site full of championship players.
This was literally the same result as Man City vs Norwich – and a worse show from the visitors.
Arsenal have never been relegated from the top flight league. Arteta: pic.twitter.com/oH9pNK319k
– B̸̪̏́ͅḧ̵͓̼e̸̥͍̚ň̵̡ṫ̷̨̫a̵̱̥̓ ̴ (@Babe_A_Roo) 28 August 2021
Arsenal fans push Arteta out of Emirates Stadium # MCIARS pic.twitter.com/WhPu6kDmkM
– BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) August 28, 2021
Arsenal and Arteta in a nutshell #MCIARS pic.twitter.com/EwL5VVSPzO
– Mastermind (@ihavenonamekg) August 28, 2021
Trust the method ??
– Mesut Özil (@ MesutOzil1088) August 28, 2021
Trust the method, everybody.