Several Arsenal fans have criticised Mikel Arteta following the club’s late Europa League knockout at the hands of Olympiakos on Thursday.
Arsenal failed to score in the 90 minutes proper against the Greek club, with Olympiakos’ 1-0 regular time score taking the game to extra time, after the Gunners had won 1-0 in Athens in the first leg.
For a short while it looked as though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had sealed Arsenal’s place in the final 16 in dramatic fashion, scoring a wonderfully executed overhead kick in the 113th minute.
However, a late goal from Youssef El-Arabi saw the Super League side sneak through in the dying minutes, while Aubameyang missed a gilt-edged chance to snatch the game back in Arsenal’s favour with moments remaining.
Taking to social media following the game, a number of Gooners took aim at Arteta, criticising his choice of substitutions as well as his overall managerial ability.
Twitter: @AFTVMedia Should’ve played Auba upfront with Martinelli & Pepe. Lacazette is being shoehorned in because he can’t… https://t.co/d9rOX2t0eg (@Dappacutz)
Twitter: @AFTVMedia Needs to work on his subbing, shocking again (@ESMoriarti)
Twitter: @AFTVMedia Got what you deserved for not starting martinelli iam afraid (@jme23UK)
Twitter: @AFTVMedia *Losing* LETS BRING ON WILLOCK (@MisterMoe15)
Twitter: @AFTVMedia Squad. Rotation. (@RedLandtn)
Twitter: @AFTVMedia This guy came to use us to experiment, we’re in big deep (@Tajbol4splend)
Twitter: @AFTVMedia Arteta’s game management was poor yesterday. He was on the touch line from the first minute and never ur… https://t.co/gEUW63cN6J (@ojo_niyi)