Wednesday, April 26, 2023, was a dark day for Arsenal. It could be remembered as the day they lost the Premier League title – and their fans were not happy.
Some took consolation in the sheer fact that they had made it this far – meanwhile, others were not quite so brave. They pointed fingers at the manager, as well as the players for their performance.
Additionally, some Gunners fans are holding onto hope – certain subsections of the fanbase believe that they will still win the title, despite this major setback.
Losing against City away was expected.
But, Arteta needs to take all these lessons seriously & stop repeating the same mistakes.
You can't give opponents too much respect & be reactive (late too!)
Play your game, and use the right plan and players from the first minute!
— 🇿🇦 Lazar ™ (@kaseke_lazarus) April 26, 2023
Good game against a good side. We just need to work on scoring, communication, pressing, defending. Heads up. We are still winning the league.
— Tom (@tom_adwar) April 26, 2023
Our dream was short lived and yes we made massive mistakes in the last four games to let it slip from our hands. But so proud of this team for how far they came. Yes we may not win the title this year now but we have to applaud our young manager and this young team for the…
— Umair Masoom Usmani (@umairmasoom) April 26, 2023
“We love Arsenal, we do!”
Thanks to Edu, Arteta, and the players for the exciting season.
ONWARD AND UPWARD!
— Sultan 🇸🇦 سلطان (@S_Ashlowi) April 26, 2023
Absolutely no shame in that. Man City are another level and we literally couldn’t get going.
— Simon Harris – Man Behaving Dadly (THAT’S DADLY) (@simonharris_mbd) April 26, 2023
Well done boys! Dust yourselves up and go again. Let’s finish the season on a high even if it means being the second best team in the league.
— Phranklyn (@miitmii) April 26, 2023
Of course, the title race is not over yet. City are still behind Arsenal in the table, but they have two games in hand over the Gunners. City will need to win them to leapfrog the North London club – which isn’t a certainty.
Nevertheless, Arsenal fans were overall displeased with their performance on the night. They were thoroughly overwhelmed by a superior City outfit who pressed them into mistakes relentlessly.
City drew first blood with a great strike from Kevin De Bruyne, before going 2-0 up thanks to John Stones on the stroke of halftime. De Bruyne scored again in the second half, as did Erling Haaland – Arsenal’s solitary goal, scored by Rob Holding, proved to be nothing more than a consolation.