I think it’s fair to say Mikel Arteta was not the most popular man in the world amongst Arsenal fans yesterday. He seemed a step (or three) off the pace, and made lots of errors. Here’s how the Arsenal fans reacted on Twitter.
Arteta – Captain. Average. Needs to be replaced. https://t.co/pUnfOChLty
— Ollie (@AFCOllie) September 17, 2014
Arteta and Mertesacker tracking back for Dortmund's second goal… pic.twitter.com/8OjMMsVKvx
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 16, 2014
Arteta was directly at fault for both goals. Where was he during both? Maybe it's the system.
— Swiss Gooner (@Wilshereats) September 17, 2014
Arteta is captain, so performances aside, he will start more or less every time he is fit. He will get exposed over and over again.
— Don (@onearsenewenger) September 17, 2014
Arteta retire. I'm done. Arteta and Flamini are mid table players
— Oli Price-Bates (@OliPriceBates) September 16, 2014
Lukas Podolski would actually be better in holding midfield than Mikel Arteta was for the first 77 minutes.
— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) September 16, 2014
Put Arteta and Flamini football career in a coffin please, it's over.
— Dezil Dez (@DezilDez) September 16, 2014
Arteta looks like a fan that's won a competition to play for @Arsenal.
— MS19 (@mikesanz19) September 16, 2014
— Sam (@samuelJayC) September 16, 2014
HAS ANYONE SEEN MIKEL ARTETA
— JB (@gunnerpunner) September 16, 2014
There were a lot more tweets about the Arsenal captain we chose not to include due to there explicit nature. Do the Arsenal fans have a new scapegoat?