Premier League side Arsenal were beaten 3-0 by Crystal Palace on Monday evening, and fans were very quick to react to the loss on Twitter.
Some Arsenal fans have been calling for current boss Arsene Wenger to be sacked for most of the season, and this week’s loss to Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace has only added fuel to the fire. The general feeling seemed to be that fans want ‘#WengerOut’, but some fans claim that their club is being ‘destroyed’.
Arsenal Wenger thanks for destroying our club!
— Nick Martin Poole (@nick_poole) April 10, 2017
People say Wenger built Arsenal. looks like he's now destroying it #WengerOut
— ㅤㅤㅤ (@PlaymakerOzil) April 10, 2017
@Arsenal Go then because you are destroying the club
— Simon Prindiville (@SimonPrindy) April 11, 2017
However, fans on EFL clubs like Blackburn Rovers, Charlton Atheltic, Coventry City, Blackpool and Leyton Orient were quick to disagree.
First up, the Blackburn Rovers fans (with a warning about some of the language used):
Dear Arsenal fans, I'd love it if someone was "killing my club" and we finished in 5th in the Premier League.
Kind Regards, Blackburn fan.
— Mike Delap (@MikeyDelap) April 11, 2017
— Jack Farnworth (@JackAnthony32) April 11, 2017
That DT on arsenal fan TV needs to get a fucking grip, goes on like Arsenal finishing 6th is the end of the world, try being a Blackburn fan
— Simon Dawkins (@simondawkins23) April 11, 2017
— Darren Carl Roberts (@Darren_CRoberts) April 10, 2017
Hard to have any sympathy for Arsenal when you're a fan of LITERALLY ANY OTHER TEAM IN ENGLAND. Rovers, Villa, Pompey, Charlton, Leeds etc.
— Coach Willy (@CoachWilly1875) April 10, 2017
Charlton Athletic fans also got in on the act:
Hang your heads in shame Arsenal – you really are shockingly bad and I know what that is like being a Charlton supporter. #WengerOut
— John Taylor (@JDT147) April 10, 2017
Fans also compared Arsenal’s disaster of a potential sixth place Premier League finish to the situation of Coventry City, at the bottom of League One:
"Arsene Wenger, you're killing our club"???
Seriously go to Coventry, Blackburn, Orient etc if you want to know what a clubkiller looks like
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) March 7, 2017
Arsenal fans seem to have confused their situation with that of Coventry, or Leyton Orient.
Having Piers Morgan on side doesn't help.
— Jimbo (@JimboUnchained) April 11, 2017
Arsenal fans calling it a crisis and misery, 6th in the premier league isn't the end of the world look at Portsmouth or Coventry
— liam tomlinson (@liamtommooo) April 11, 2017
— Liam (@LiamBuckley16) April 10, 2017
Arsenal in crisis? Crisis to me is a Coventry or Leyton Orient dropping through the leagues. Well done Palace though. #MNF
— Cosser (@SaintCosser) April 10, 2017
irritates me a lot when arsenal fans act like its the end of the world when i live in coventry, home to a club thats actually in a crisis
— sinead (@sineadthfc_) April 10, 2017
Twitter didn’t stop there, with Blackpool also mentioned:
@uglygame Blackpool. Charlton. Coventry. Orient. And more. Arsenal fans are becoming the most despicable of modern times.
— John McInnes (@JohnMacQPR) April 11, 2017
Poor, poor Arsenal fans. It must be awful to lose the basic human right of beating Crystal Palace. Orient, #cafc Blackpool fans pray for you
— CharltonCasualty ❄️ (@MarcoCasualty) April 10, 2017
— Matt (@MWJS82) April 11, 2017
Leyton Orient, perhaps the worst off of all the clubs mentioned, sit at the foot of League Two and are having problems paying their staff:
Arsenal fans making out been 6th in the prem is a disaster. Christ they haven't got a clue what orient and Blackpool are going through
— Kirky (@kirky0110) April 10, 2017
Love to see an Arsenal fan live the life of a Leeds, Coventry, Leyton Orient, Blackpool, Portsmouth fan. They have had it easy compared
— Dan Farrar (@Dannylufc90) April 10, 2017
Arsenal fans melting down because they might not finish top 4, could be worse…you could support Leyton Orient or Coventry City
— Chris (@Kristov086) April 10, 2017
Arsenal fans may view sixth place and having Arsene Wenger as manager as bad, but surely what is currently happening at clubs like Blackburn, Charlton, Coventry, Blackpool, Leyton Orient and many others is the real disaster.