Jason Cundy has labelled Arsenal fans as “embarrassing” on TalkSPORT after hearing that Gunners supporters left The Emirates early following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s extra-time goal against Olympiacos.
Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League to Greek side Olympiacos after a frantic final 10 minutes of extra time that saw the Gunners go from delight to despair. Mikel Arteta’s side won the firts leg 1-0, thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s goal.
Papou Cissea’s second-half headers was enough to take the game into extra-time. It then looked as if Arsenal had won it, as Aubameyang scored a delight overhead kick with only minutes left before the 120-minute whistle.
But Youssef El-Arabi broke Arsenal hearts by stabbing a cross past Bernd Leno, who had conceded a cheap corner moments earlier. Aubameyang was then gifted an absolute sitter but he inexplicably put the ball wide.
TalkSPORT reporter Ian Abrahams, otherwise known as Moose, stated that Arsenal supporters were heading towards the exit after watching Aubameyang’s goal – with the belief the game was won. Cundy hammered those that left, after the match.
“That’s embarrasing,” Cundy said. “Any Arsenal fan that phones up now, who wasn’t there but has a season ticket, you’re part of the problem. Moose said, they were leaving before the end because they thought they were through.
“This is your best chance of Champions League football and they were leaving.”
TBR’s view – Where do Arsenal go from here?
A lack of European football – at least Europa League football – will be a bitter blow to The Gunners’ stature going forward. The chances of keeping Aubameyang without European football will diminish, as will being able to attract the best players.
Seven points off fourth, Arsenal sit way down in ninth place. Manchester City’s financial fairplay issues may see fifth open up a Champions League spot – but even that is four points above where Arsenal sit currently.
The FA Cup remains a serious chance of European competition, but failing to go one better than last season’s achievement of reaching the final sees Arsenal’s best chance of Champions League qualification fly out the window.