Following their capitulation to Crystal Palace at the weekend in which the club captain, Granit Xhaka, swore at the home fans, it’s fair to say that Arsenal are a club in crisis. They had a chance to make amends against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday but, despite leading 3-1, 4-2 and 5-4, The Gunners snatched defeat from the jaws of victory yet again, eventually drawing 5-5 before losing on penalties. We take a look at the best social media reactions.
When Arsenal were 5-4 up it looked as though some of Unai Emery’s former words might be prophetic.
— out of context arsenal (@outofcontextars) October 30, 2019
Unfortunately the Spaniard, they couldn’t hold on and the pressure is undeniably piling up now, with the fans seemingly ready to abandon their attacking verve in favour of results.
Unai Emery’s biggest achievement at Arsenal has been managing to make a huge section of the fanbase warm to the idea of José Mourinho replacing him.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 30, 2019
With Jose Mourinho seemingly ready for a return to club management, his name was a mentioned a lot.
— Football Survivor (@footiesurvivor) October 30, 2019
It was a Shkodran Mustafi own goal that initially put Liverpool ahead and someone thought it was a very selfless act.
Have to applaud Shkodran Mustafi for taking the attention off Granit Xhaka with that own goal. That’s what proper mates do.
— Joe Prince-Wright (@JPW_NBCSports) October 30, 2019
Xhaka was given a torrid time by the Arsenal fans at the weekend, yet it was an ex-player who got jeered against Liverpool. But did they know he was an ex-player?
— Colossus Bets (@ColossusBets) October 30, 2019
An exiled Gunner proved a point to his manager, putting on a masterful performance in which he had a hand in most of the goals.
— Michael Gravesande (@OldBlackHack) October 30, 2019
But Liverpool have got their own cult hero who seems to score in all the big games.
— Dean Van Nguyen (@deanvannguyen) October 30, 2019
When they’d been knocked out, one Arsenal fan was about ready to call it a day.
arsenal lost to Liverpool under 12s
— Poetscorneruk (@poetscorneruk) October 30, 2019
Whilst the rest of us just enjoyed the madness, with one person comparing to another amusing recent incident.
That Liverpool-Arsenal game was the best thing to happen to football since it was Rebekah Vardy’s account
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) October 30, 2019