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‘Never wear the shirt again’: Trio of Arsenal stars singled out as ‘not good enough’ after shock FA Cup exit‘Never wear the shirt again’: Trio of Arsenal stars singled out as ‘not good enough’ after shock FA Cup exit


Supporters of Premier League giants Arsenal have flooded to social media on Sunday evening, to take aim at the club’s stars on the back of their showing versus Nottingham Forest.

Grabban sends Arsenal packing

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

After seeing their scheduled Carabao Cup semi-final meeting with Liverpool postponed at the last during the week, Mikel Arteta’s troops turned their attentions towards matters in England’s other headline cup competition – the FA Cup.

Arsenal, severely under-manned in the absence of the likes of Thomas Partey, Nicolas Pepe, Granit Xhaka and Emile Smith Rowe, made the trip to the City Ground, hopeful of joining Chelsea, Tottenham and more in the 4th round at the expense of the aforementioned Forest.

When all was said and done, however, the capital giants were on the receiving end of one of the shocks of the round in the FA Cup.

A hugely underwhelming display ultimately culminated in Arteta and co. being put to the sword by a goal to nil, to see their silverware hopes for the campaign dealt a heavy blow.

The evening’s telling moment was forthcoming inside the closing ten minutes of action, as a Forest breakaway eventually resulted in the ball being squared across the face of goal for Lewis Grabban to slot home from close range:

‘Not good enough’

On the back of the full-time whistle sounding at the City Ground, it therefore shouldn’t come as all that much of a surprise to hear of the Arsenal faithful being up in arms across social media.

Owing to a frankly dismal display on the part of their side, Gunners fans have directed their frustrations at a whole host of targets, including boss Mikel Arteta.

It is three players in particular, however, who have come in for the brunt of the criticism.

The trio in question? Rob Holding, Cedric Soares and Eddie Nketiah:


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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 21 40 53
2 Chelsea FC 21 29 43
3 Liverpool FC 20 34 42
4 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
5 West Ham United 20 10 34
6 Tottenham Hotspur 18 3 33
7 Manchester United 19 3 31
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 0 28
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 19 0 27
10 Leicester City 18 -2 25
11 Crystal Palace 20 -1 23
12 Brentford FC 19 -3 23
13 Aston Villa 19 -5 22
14 Southampton FC 19 -9 21
15 Everton FC 18 -9 19
16 Leeds United 19 -16 19
17 Watford FC 18 -14 13
18 Burnley FC 17 -11 11
19 Newcastle United 19 -23 11
20 Norwich City 19 -34 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Jorginho Chelsea FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 6

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