'This won't age well': Some Arsenal fans fuming at what Brighton have tweeted
Arsenal fans have responded after Brighton seemingly laid down the gauntlet on Twitter ahead of their Premier League clash this weekend.
The Gunners are hoping to make it five consecutive wins in all competitions when they head to the south coast on Saturday, 5:30pm kickoff.
Arsenal did the double over Brighton last season, winning 1-0 on their patch in December 2020 before beating them 2-0 at the Emirates in May.
Prior to the 2020-21 season, the Gunners had failed to beat the Seagulls in five games, of which three were defeats.
In June 2020, not long after the Premier League restarted, Arsenal and Brighton took part in a particularly dramatic encounter.
The Gunners lost 2-1 at the Amex, with Neal Maupay scoring his side’s winner in the fifth minute of injury time.
At the full-time whistle, Matteo Guendouzi grabbed Maupay by the throat, which sparked a skirmish between the teams.
Mikel Arteta ended up freezing the midfielder out of the squad, sending him out on loan to Hertha Berlin last season and Marseille this term.
If Brighton wanted a reaction from Arsenal fans ahead of this weekend’s clash, they’ve certainly got it.
Their Twitter account shared an image of Maupay’s pretend-crying goal celebration, captioned “Arsenal at home is next” alongside eye and “soon” emojis.
Which didn’t go down too well amongst some Arsenal fans:
Stop forcing a rivalry, lads. Charity Shield in 1910 is your only top division trophy 😂😂😂— Av (@aviv_lavi) September 30, 2021
Will be fun when we defeat you pic.twitter.com/LIerCveSaW— P™ (@SemperFiArsenal) September 30, 2021
We stole your best defender, we are gonna come back for your best midfielder, and your coach would be on his knees to join us. Stay in your lane.— Dan 🧃 (@_DAFCN) September 30, 2021
Arsenal gonna smash you.. sorry in advance to your fans.— Cent – Vinoman (@CVinoman) September 30, 2021
Brighton won a couple games and think they’re relevant now— Nick (@NickArsenal4) September 30, 2021
If you have a good season now, the big clubs will snatch your players and off to the Championship you go
Have a feeling this won’t age well! 😂— DublinGooner (@dublin_gooner) September 30, 2021
You guys just wait 😂— G⚡ (@jobhihoe) September 30, 2021